Monday, 01 June 2009 09:36
The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, has announced a reshuffle in the Army that among other things aims at strengthening the Joint Anti Terrorism Taskforce (JAT).
In a radio message to the Commander of the Land Forces (CLF), Lt. Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, last week, the CDF promoted Herbert Mbonye to the rank of acting lieutenant colonel, and appointed him Director of Counter Terrorism (DCT) in JAT.
Major Benson Monday, who has been acting as Director of Counter Intelligence (DCT) in JAT, was appointed substantive Deputy Director Counter Terrorism (D/DCT) JAT.
The appointments and promotions took immediate effect last week, according to UPDF/Defence Spokesman, Maj. Felix Kulayigye.
The two JAT appointees are said to be officers with considerable experience in intelligence. Mbonye was part of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) under Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, shortly after the National Resistance Army (NRA) captured power.
Acting Lt. Col. Mbonye was also Head of Operations in the Special Revenue Protection Services (SRPS), which the current Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, headed at the time.
Another officer, Maj. Kandiho, has been appointed Deputy Director Coordinator, Terrorism. Aronda says in the message copied to joint chiefs of staff and several other Army chiefs, that the “appointments/transfers have been made in order to continue consolidating our strategic gains.”More promotions
The Chief Controller of Finance (CCF), Lt. Col. Joseph Musanyufu, has been granted the acting rank of colonel. Also granted acting rank of colonel is Lt. Col. Innocent Oula, who is now posted to Division 2 based in Mbarara as acting Director of Training (DOTO). Lt. Col. Oula has been part of the failed Juba peace talks.
Col. Peace Anywar remains a Talk Officer for Juba in addition to a new role as Liaison Officer Juba.
Capt. Nkojo, who has been OC Forex, is moved to Chieftaincy of Education and Sports (CESC) as Finance Officer. He is replaced by one Capt. Yonah.
Capt. James Tumuramye was meanwhile transferred from Finance Office (CESC) to OC Forex and Personal Secretary to the Minister of Defence. Lt. Col. Francis Takirwa, upon return from abroad for studies, has been appointed Director of Inspection under the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces. Lt. Col. Patrick Mwesige, who has been Division Administrative Officer (DAO) for the 5th Division, was appointed commander of the Oliver Tambo Leadership and Political Education School under the Chief of Political Commissar (CPC). Lt. Col. Shaban Bantariza headed this school recently before he was transferred to Kyankwanzi.
Bantariza’s replacement, Lt. Col. Kananura, is now Director of Career Planning under the Chief of Personnel and Administration.
Lt. Col. Martin Ndyanabo, who has been Camp Commandant, is now 5th Division Administrative Officer. Name and rank, Previous post, New Post, New rank
Col. Anywar Peace, Talks Officer Juba, Double as talks Liaison, Same
Lt. Col. Innocent Oula, Talks Officer Juba, 2nd Div. DOTO, Ag. Col.
Lt. Col. Joseph Musanyufu, Chief Controller of Finance, Ag. Col.
Lt. Col. Kananura, AD Div. Commander, Director Career Planning
Lt. Col. Martin Ndyanabo, Camp Commandant, 5th Div. Division Admin Officer
Lt. Col. Patrick Mwesige, 5th Div. Division Admin Office,r Commander Oliver Tambo
Lt. Col. Takirwa Francis, From Abroad, Director Inspector under D/CDF
Maj. Benson Monday, Ag. Director Counter Terrorism, D/Director Counter Terrorism JAT
Maj. Herbert Mbonye, Inspectorate, Director Counter Terrorism JAT, Ag. Lt. Col.
Maj. Kandiho, D/Director Coordinator Terrorism
Capt. James Tumuramye, Finance Officer CESC, OC Forex P/Sec-MOD
Capt. Nkojo, OC Forex, Finance Officer CESC
Capt. Yonah, Finance Officer CESC, OC Forex