Muhoozi Warns Promoted UPDF Officers of Tough Times Ahead
Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi has warned UPDF officers of tough times ahead as they take on new ranks.
On Monday, Gen Muhoozi decorated freshly promoted UPDF officers at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs headquarters in Mbuya, Kampala.
MUSEVENI’S PROMOTION OF UPDF OFFICERS
Last week, Uganda’s president and Commander-In-Chief of armed forces Yoweri Museveni promoted over 300 UPDF officers.
The promotions included those of officers who had stayed long without being elevated. The others included those of head of elite forces’ heads.
Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and Special Forces Command bosses were elevated.
The promotions came at a time when the army toppled Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe who had been in power for 37 years.
Museveni has been Uganda’s president since 1986.
MUHOOZI TO UPDF OFFICERS
“New ranks come with new opportunities, new responsibilities and new challenges,” Muhoozi told the officers.
Muhoozi reminded the officers that the higher the rank one attained, the tougher the assignments.
He added that there were new assignments awaiting the promoted officers, including those requiring them to head much bigger teams.