President Museveni who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces has made new changes in the Police Force that have seen three directors transferred and replaced by army officers.
The transfers announced on Tuesday evening have seen AIGP Moses Balimwoyo replaced by Col.Jesse Kamunanwire as the Director Human Resource Administration.
In another transfer, AIGP Haruna Isabirye, who has been the police director in charge of Human Resource and Development by Brig.Godfrey Golooba.
Senior Commissioner of Police, Godfrey Chombe who has been the director in charge of Crime Intelligence has been replaced by Col. Ddamulira Sserunjogi.
Col.Sserunjogi has been serving as the deputy director in charge of counter terrorism in the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI),the intelligence wing of the Ugandan army.
The new changes have seen AIGP Balimwoyo transferred to the directorate of Interpol and International Relations whereas AIGP Isabirye has been seconded as the police attache to the Uganda mission in New York.
Senior Commissioner of Police, Benson Oyo Nyeko who has been the director for Interpol has now been sent to Afripol headquarters in Algeria as the Police liaison officer whereas SCP Chombe has been sent to Interpol as the deputy director.
More army officers in Police
The latest transfers by the President have also seen Brig.Jack Bakasumbawho has been serving as the commander Peace Support Operations Training Centre in Singo, Nakaseke district has been sent to police as the chief of joint staff.
Commenting on the new transfers, army spokesperson, Brig,Richard Karemire applauded the officers for their new roles.
“Congratulations to the UPDF general and genior officers seconded and appointed to various positions in the Uganda Police Force. UPDF remains available to support other agencies of govt. in their quest to build capacity for the good of our country,”Brig.Karemire posted on twitter.