Kulayigye, Ankunda dropped as Nalweyiso becomes Major General

Friday January 13 2017

L-R: Col Felix Kulayigye, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda

L-R: Col Felix Kulayigye, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda and Maj Gen Proscovia Nalweyiso.  

By Monitor Reporter

President Museveni has made more changes in the army just days after he replaced Chief of Defence Forces Gen Katumba Wamala with Gen David Muhoozi.
In the latest changes announced Friday, the UPDF spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda has been replaced by Brig Richard Karemire, formerly deputy CMI boss.
This is the first time an officer at the rank of brigadier is made spokesperson of the UPDF.
Brigadier Proscovia Nalweyiso has been promoted to Major General and becomes the first female soldier to hold such a rank in East Africa.
UPDF chief political commissioner, Col Felix Kulayigye has also been replaced by Col Henry Matsiko, formerly working under president’s office.
Brig Sam Kavuma is now deputy commander Air Force.

Other changes, according to a statement issued by the presidential press secretary Ms Lindah Nabusayi include Maj Gen Nakibus Lakara who has been appointed the Commander Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre.
Brig George Igumba, who has been the deputy Commandant of Senior Command and Staff College, is now appointed the Chief of Personnel and Administration of the UPDF.
Col Chris Bossa, who has been the Course Coordinator at Senior Command and Staff College - Kimaka, is promoted to the rank of Brigadier and appointed the deputy Commandant of the same College.

Col Patrick Mwesigye, who has been at National Leadership Institute – Kyankwanzi, is appointed head of the Patriotic Secretariat.
Brig Paul Lokech, who has been a Defence Attaché to Russia, is appointed the 2 Division Commander.
Brig Sam Kavuma, who has been the 5 Division Commander, is appointed the deputy Commander Air forces.
Col Michael Kabango, who has been the Defence Attaché to Somalia, is promoted to the rank of Brigadier and appointed the 5division Commander.

President Museveni on Monday night shook up the army leadership dropping Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Katumba Wamala.
Maj Gen David Muhoozi, who until recently was commanding the Land Forces is the new CDF.