General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has officially received the Instruments of Power today from outgoing CDF General Wilson Mbadi, marking the commencement of his role as the newly appointed CDF.

President Museveni exercised his constitutional right last week to appoint Gen. Muhoozi as the new CDF.

The handover ceremony took place at the Gulu 4 Division Headquarters, with Special Presidential Advisor on Defence and Security, and Chief Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) Gen Caleb Akandwanabo, also known as Salim Saleh, presiding over the event.

Notable attendees included Permanent Secretary MODVA Mrs. Rosettie Byengoma, UPDAF Under Secretary Finance and Administration Mr. James Mutabazi, Director General of External Security Organisation (ESO) Mr. Joseph Ocwet, former Director General of ESO Hon David Pulkol, and Chief Advisor OWC Ambassador Philip Idro.

Among other dignitaries present were Commander of the African Transition Mission in Somalia Lt Gen Sam Kavuma, Managing Director National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) Lt Gen James Mugira, Special Presidential Advisor (designate) Hon Lt Gen Peter Elwelu, Commander Reserve Force Lt Gen Charles Otema Awanyi, Commander Land Force Lt Gen Kayanja Muhanga, former Joint Chief of Staff (JCOS) Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda, Commander Special Forces Command (SFC) Maj Gen David Mugisha, Deputy Commander AirForce Brig Gen Stephen Kiggundu, along with other invited UPDF Generals, Service Commanders, Chiefs, and Directors.

Monica Mbabazi

Monica Mbabazi is a celebrated multimedia Ugandan Journalist currently working as a news anchor on Top Radio and BTM Television. She is also a writer with Plus News Uganda.

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