The Uganda peoples Defence Forces has confirmed that General Katumba Wamala has been dropped as Chief of Defence Forces in the latest army reshuffle.
In a tweet this morning, the UPDF Spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda announced that Gen Wamala has been replaced by Gen David Muhoozi who has been the commander of Land Forces.
In the new reshuffle, President Museveni’s son Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been dropped as commander of the Special Forces Brigade and made Special Advisor to the president.
Ankunda says the changes are normal and healthy.
Some of the other officers who have been reshuffled include Maj Gen Wilson Mbadi, who has been the Joint Chief of Staff, and has now been promoted to the rank of Lt Gen and appointed the Deputy Chief of Defence of Forces.
Lt Gen Charles Angina, who has been the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, is appointed the Deputy Commander Operation Wealth Creation. Brig Peter Elwelu, who has been the 2nd Division Commander, is promoted to the rank of Maj Gen and appointed the Commander Land Forces.
Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who has been the Commander Special Forces Command, is appointed Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations.
Lt Col Don Nabaasa, who has been the Commander 1st Battalion of Special Forces Command, is promoted to the rank of Col and appointed the Acting Commander Special Forces Command.
Maj Gen Sam Turyagenda, who has been the Commander Air Forces, is appointed Senior Presidential Advisor on Air Forces matters.
Brig Charles Lwanga Lutaaya, who has been the Deputy Commander Air Forces, is promoted to the rank of Maj Gen and appointed Commander Air Forces.
Brig Charles Otema, who has been the Chief of Logistics and Engineering, has been promoted to the rank of Maj Gen and appointed General Officers Commanding the Reserves.
Brig Charles Bakahumura, who has been the Chief of Military Intelligence, is appointed the Chief of Logistics and Engineering.
Lt Col Abel Kandoho, who has been a staff officer under the office of State Minister for Defence in charge of Veteran Affairs, is promoted to the rank of Col and appointed the Chief of Military Intelligence.