President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the commander in chief of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF), has promoted Wilson Mbasu Mbadi to the rank of General and appointed him as the new Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), replacing Gen David Muhoozi who was recently appointed as Minister of State for Internal Affairs.
In the new changes, Gen Mbadi will be deputized by Lt. Gen Peter Elwelu who has been the Commander of Land Forces.
Gen (rtd) Museveni also appointed his son, Lt Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the new commander land forces. Lt Gen Muhoozi, who has been serving as the commander Special Forces Command (SFC), will be deputised by Maj Gen Sam Okiding.
Maj. Gen Leopold Eric Kyanda is the new Joint Chief of Staff. Prior to this appointment, Maj. Gen Kyanda served as the UPDF Chief of Staff for Land Forces.
Others are Brig Daniel Kakono who has been appointed commander Field Artillery Division; Brig Gen Bob Ogik is the new Chief of Staff, Land Forces while Brig Gen Peter Chandia is appointed Ag Commandant SFC.
Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu who has been serving as the UPDF Joint Chief of Staff has been posted to the Civil Service, Lt Gen Charles Angina to Foreign Affairs for subsequent deployment while Maj Sam Kavuma has been posted to Operation Wealth Creation.
Maj Gen Kasura Kyomukama has been deployed in the Civil service while Brig Gen Charles Kisembo is the commandant Kyankwanzi Political School.