KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has promoted a total of 334 army officers including the head of Militray Intelligence, Abel Kandiho, who is now a Brigadier General.
The commander of the Special Forces Group, Don Nabaasa, has also been promoted to a a one-star Brigadier General, military sources told this website.
The SFC is the military unit that guards the President among other duties.
Other officers promoted include Hussein Adda, Fred Tolit, James Ssebagala, John Mateeka and Burundi Nyamunywanisa all promoted to the rank of Major General.
The others elevated to Brigadier Generals include; Mark Kodil, Bernard Obura, Stephen Othieno, John Mulindwa, Olanya Ojara, Justine Anywar, John Tumwebaze, Mathew Ssewankambo, Jackson Mulondo, Emmanuel Rwashande, George Mwesigwa, John Kasaijja, Jimmy Kinalwa, Simon Acan, Alex Olupot, Metland Bitumbika, Micheal Bbosa, Baguma Mugume, Emmanuel Kazahura, James Ruhesi, Patrick Mwesigye, Herbert Mbonye and Charles Byarunganga.
The army’s MP Sarah Mpabwa together with Agnes Musoke have been promoted to the rank of Colonel.
Addressing military officers at Karama on Tuesday during passout of officers that have undertook several armoured warfare courses, President Museveni said building a strong professional army was high on the national agenda.
The promotions come at a time the military is intensifying training of infantry forces and armoured warfare teams in what President Museveni said is part of NRM’s strategy to create a powerful army.