Kampala – 24, June 2021: President Yoweri Museveni has appointed his son to the new role. General Museveni has promoted Wilson Mbasu Mbadi to the rank of General and appointed him the new Chief of Defence Forces (CDF).
He replaces Gen David Muhoozi who was recently appointed as the Minister of State for Internal Affairs.
Gen Mbadi has been serving as the deputy Chief of Defence Forces which has now been occupied by Lt. Gen Peter Elwelu in the new changes made by President Museveni who is the commander-in-chief.
Museveni also appointed his son, Lt Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the new commander land forces. Lt Gen Kainerugaba has been serving as the commander Special Forces Command (SFC). He will be deputized by Maj Gen Sam Okiding.
Maj. Gen Leopold Eric Kyanda who has been serving as the UPDF Chief of Staff for Land Forces is now the Joint Chief of Staff.
Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu who has been serving as the UPDF Joint Chiefs of Staff has been posted to the Civil Service.
Others are Brig Gen Bob Ogik who has been appointed Chief of Staff, Land Forces; Brig Daniel Kakono appointed commander Field Artillery Division while Brig Gen Peter Chandia is appointed Ag Commandant SFC.
Lt Gen Charles Angina posted to Foreign Affairs for subsequent deployment while Maj Sam Kavuma has been posted to Operation Wealth Creation.