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Maj. Gen. Birungi takes over SFC Command

Maj. Gen. James Birungi has assumed the SFC officer from Maj. Gen Nabasa. (PHOTO/PML)

KAMPALA – Maj Gen Don Nabasa has Wednesday June 19 handed over the office of Commander Special Forces C command (SFC) to his predecessor, Maj Gen. James Birungi, at a ceremony held at 10 Marine Battalion headquarters, Entebbe.

The handover was presided over by the First Son and Special Presidential Advisor on Special Operations (SPA/SO), Lt Gen. Muhoozi Keinerugaba.

Maj Gen. Nabasa highlighted on some milestones he achieved while in office including; bridging the accomodation gaps by constructing and renovating a host of housing units, conducting skilled and specialised trainings for troops, built Dr. Ronald Bata memorial Hospital as well as expanding and equipping it with the state of the art machines.

This hospital caters for the militants, their families and the civilian communities around Lunyo Barracks in Entebbe.
In his acceptance speech, the new SFC boss, Maj Gen. Birungi, thanked President Museveni who is also the Commander in Chief of the UPDF for appointing him to serve in that capacity.

He pledged to work tirelessly with the support of the UPDF leadership, SPA/SO and the officers of SFC.

Gen. Muhoozi, thanked Maj Gen. Nabasa for a job well done especially in the area of infrastructural development.

He wished him well in his scheduled Defence and Strategic course.

To the new Commander, he asked him to focus more on skilled training especially in the area of paratrooping.

The function was attended by the Commander of Land Forces, Lt Gen. Peter Elwelu, D/IGP, Maj Gen. Muzei Sabiiti, Deputy Commander Airforces, Maj. Gen. Gavas Mugyenyi, Deputy Commander of SFC, Col. Peter Candia and the Director of Administration SFC, Col. Felix Busizoori among others.

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