New developments from Uganda People’s defense forces -UPDF shows a massive shake-up with new appointments courtesy of the commander in chief General Yoweri Museveni.
According to the latest appointments by Gen Museveni, Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi takes charge now as the new Chief of Defence Forces also promoted to the rank of General.
Mbadi replaces Gen David Muhoozi who was appointed as State Minister for Internal Affairs.
Gen. Mbadi has been serving as Deputy Chief of the Defense Forces since January 2017, replacing Lieutenant Gen Charles Angina, who became Deputy Commander of Operation Wealth Creation.
From May 2013 until January 2017, he served as the Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF, where he was replaced by Major General Joseph Musanyufu.
Mbadi will be deputized by Lt Gen Peter Elwelu appointed the new Deputy CDF.
Since 9 January 2017, he has served as the commander of land forces, which is the fourth-highest position in the UPDF hierarchy.
From June 2013 until January 2017, he was the commander of the UPDF 2nd division, based in Mbarara, the largest town in Uganda’s Western Region.
The latest changes have also Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda who has been the Chief of Staff Land Forces has now been appointed the Joint Chief of Staff to replace Lieutenant General Joseph Musanyufu who has been sent to civil service for redeployment.
The changes by the commander in chief have also seen Brig. Peter Chandia appointed the new Special Forces Commander, Maj Gen Sam Kavuma appointed as the deputy coordinator of the Operation Wealth Creation whereas Maj Gen Sam Okiding is the new Deputy Commander of Land Forces.
The commander in chief Gen.Yoweri Museveni, has made these new appointments and posting with immediate effect.