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FULL LIST: Gen Museveni transfers UPDF commanders in latest army reshuffles

The development was Thursday afternoon confirmed in a tweet by Defence Spokesperson Gen. Felix Kulayigye where a total of 35 officers in the UPDF have been assigned new roles with immediate effect.

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Gen. Yoweri K Museveni, the commander in chief of the armed forces has transferred and appointed army commanders to new roles in the latest changes at the defence forces.

The development was Thursday afternoon confirmed in a tweet by Defence Spokesperson Gen. Felix Kulayigye where a total of 35 officers in the UPDF have been assigned new roles with immediate effect.

Notable of the reshuffles is Maj Gen Hudson Mukasa who has been the Chief of Staff Reserve Forces appointed as the new Deputy General Officer commanding the Reserve Forces whereas Maj Gen George Igumba, the UPDF chief of personnel and administration has now been appointed as the commandant of the Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka where he will be deputized by Col Silver Changa Muhwezi.

Gen. Museveni also re-appointed Col. Deo Akiiki the new deputy defence spokesperson replacing Lt. Col Ronald Kakurungu who has now been appointed the deputy director for strategic communications while Col Allan Matsiko has been appointed director in the Special Forces Command whereas Lt Col Duncan R Kafeero is now a deputy director in SFC.

Below is the full list of the Latest Appointments & Transfers in UPDF

  1. Maj Gen Hudson Mukasa appointed Deputy General Officer Commanding – Reserve Forces
  2. Maj Gen George Igumba appointed Commandant Senior Command and Staff College – Kimaka
  3. Maj Gen Lucky J Kidega appointed Camp Commandant
  4. Brig Gen Geoffrey Kaweesa Kigozi appointed Deputy Chief of Personnel and Administration
  5. Brig Gen Hassan Kimbowa appointed Adjutant – General Headquarters
  6. Brig Gen Ssenkumba Eugene Ssebugwawo appointed Chief of Personnel and Administration
  7. Brig Gen Godwin Karugaba appointed Deputy Chief of Logistics and Engineering
  8. Brig Gen Mwanje Ssekiranda appointed Chief of Staff – Reserve Forces
  9. Brig Gen Ronald Solomon Bigirwa appointed Defence Advisor -Tanzania
  10. Brig Gen Stephen Tumwesigye Kashure appointed Chief of Staff – Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre
  11. Brig Gen Simon Nicholas Ocan appointed Defence Advisor -Burundi
  12. Brig Gen Metland K Bitumbika appointed General Manager –Defence Forces Shop Uganda Ltd
  13. Brig Gen Augustine Kamyuka Kyazze appointed Commandant –Defence General Deport
  14. Brig Gen Francis Chemengich Chemo appointed Defence Advisor – Somalia
  15. Brig Gen Julius Bagonza appointed Director Personnel and Administration – Air Forces
  16. Col Justus Besisira appointed Director – Recruitment
  17. Col Fred Zakye appointed Defence Advisor – Ethiopia
  18. Col Daniel Erasmus Omoding appointed Defence Advisor -Belgium-Brussels
  19. Col James Kato Kalyebara appointed Commander Royal Guards
  20. Col Herbert Kyabihende Makanga appointed Deputy Chief Inspector General of Military Equipment
  21. Col David Tweheyo appointed College Secretary – National Defence College Uganda
  22. Col Peter Buyungo appointed Defence Advisor – USA
  23. Col Silver Changa Muhwezi appointed Deputy Commandant Senior Command and Staff College – Kimaka
  24. Col Emmanuel David Muhanguzi appointed Acting Chief of Policy and Plans
  25. Col Simon Peter Oyoo appointed Defence Advisor – India
  26. Col Allan Matsiko appointed a Director in SFC
  27. Col Nicholas Nyesiga appointed Director of Personnel
  28. Col Deogratias Asiimwe Akiiki appointed Deputy Defence Spokesperson
  29. Col AG. Chris Sseruyange Ddamulira appointed Defence Advisor – Saudi Arabia
  30. Lt Col Samson Henry Nabeeta appointed Director Estates
  31. Lt Col Ronald Kagyenyi appointed Director Inspectorate
  32. Lt Col Moses Wilson Ssentongo appointed Director of Music
  33. Lt Col Duncan R Kafeero appointed a Deputy Director in SFC
  34. Lt Col Ronald Kungu Kakurungu appointed Deputy Director of Strategic Communications
  35. Lt Col Betty Musuya Wanyera appointed Director Women Affairs

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