Latest News

2 min read

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) students are still celebrating the 100% pass rate in 2021 for the prestigious Bilingual Diploma exams. According to the statement...

2 min read

All the latest transfer news and rumours, surrounding the futures of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Manuel Locatelli, Simy Nwankwo, James Ward-Prowse, Jarrod Bowen, Denzel Dumfries...

ben white to arsenal
2 min read

English premier league team Arsenal have confirmed the signing of England defender Ben White in a £50m transfer from Brighton. The 23-year-old defender, who has...

2 min read

President Museveni has relaxed on the lockdown the lockdown measures with boda bodas, arcades allowed to operate. According to reports, the president was advised to...

Tokyo Olympics 2020
10 min read

With 10 days remaining to the end of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, here are the highlights for the big stars and key events. Saturday, 31...

3 min read

The Commercial High Court land Division has Friday thrown out an appeal case in which the owner of Lumumba Avenue based Simbamannyo building and Afrique...

1 min read

Uganda’s celebrated long-distance runners Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo won Silver and Bronze respectively at the 2021 Olympics on Friday afternoon. Cheptegei who came into...

2 min read

Uganda National Examinations Board(UNEB) has said that a total of 18,415 candidates failed the 2020 UCE exams from the results were released on Friday afternoon....

2 min read

The Uganda National Examinations Board has Friday afternoon released the 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results. The ceremony held at State House Nakasero is...

2 min read

The government has earmarked Shs 200 billion annually over the next five years to roll out the free Electricity Connection Policy (ECP), the minister in...

July 31, 2021

Well Done! Museveni Promotes Over 40 UPDF Officers

Well Done! Museveni Promotes Seven UPDF Generals


President Museveni  has promoted a total of 40 senior UPDF officers. The promotions were announced on Friday including seven UPDF Generals, Brigadiers including Kayanja Muhanga ,David Kasura, the director of the National Leadership Institute(NALI) in Kyankwanzi, David Wakaalo, Michael Ondoga, Francis Takirwa, Dick Olum and Octavius Butuuro have been elevated to Major General.

The promotions have also include 33 Colonels promoted to the rank of Brigadier and among them include Tom Kaboyo, the chairman of the Unit Disciplinary Court of the UPDF at Mbuya, Keith Katungi(the military police commander) and Francis Kashaka .

The promotions by President Museveni who will a few weeks from now swear-in for a sixth term have been largely seen by many as a way to reward some of the officers who played a big role in his re-election.

For example, Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga was key in ensuring the just concluded January 14 polls were held peacefully.

Following the November 18 and 19 protests that saw over 50 people killed and over 100 injured, the president made several changes that saw Maj Gen Paul Lokech appointed the new Deputy Inspector General of Police.

Consequently, Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga was appointed as joint security operations coordinator for Kampala and was directly reporting to the commander in chief.

Muhanga who had previously served in Somalia as the contingent commander battling the Al Shabaab helped secure Kampala that President Museveni said had almost been taken over by what he termed as violent criminals who had made some areas no-go zones for police.

Muhanga who in January had just returned from a one-year course at South Africa’s National Defense College was immediately promoted to Major General and Friday’s announcement was a confirmation of the same.

Maj Gen Dick Olum and Michael Ondoga were in charge of security in Northern Uganda during the just concluded polls and the promotions, according to insiders is a reward for the “good job” done to secure the country.

On the other side, Brig Keith Katungi as the commander of Military Police was also instrumental in ensuring peace during the polls, especially the volatile Kampala Metropolitan Area.

        Check Full List