The Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine has warned the new Internal Security Organization Director-General, Lt. Col. Charles Oluka against working as an individual, rather than together with his subordinates as a group at the spy agency.
Speaking on Wednesday during the function where the new ISO boss took office, Tumwine tipped him to succeed in his new position but warned this can be achieved through teamwork.
“I want to welcome the new Director-General and congratulate him for catching the President’s eye among the many and possibly some senior cadres. He has been in the forces since 1987 and is a known cadre,” Tumwine said.
“He has been with the forces and in the services for some time and therefore it is not a new area. We wish him a wonderful time of cooperation and strengthening the organization. What wins is teamwork. I have already told him (Oluka) and I hope he will form a wonderful team which he will continue working with and it is the best way to deal with security as a team.”
Tumwine insisted that the best way to deal with security is working with everyone as a team and not as an individual.
The Security Minister said whereas security is a responsibility of everyone, those given offices have more responsibility to ensure security.
“You have a higher responsibility to detect, prevent and act whenever there is a need. The challenge you have and everyone in the organization is to be more efficient. You have to deal with cybersecurity since you have an IT background,” Tumwine said.
He urged the new ISO boss to continue with the foundation dug by his predecessor.
President Museveni last week appointed Lt. Col.Charles Oluka as the new ISO Director-General to replace Col.Kaka Bagyenda who had served for three years.
During the handover on Wednesday, CoL.Kaka was not present to witness the take over of office by Oluka, the former director-in-charge of technical services at ISO he had suspended in 2018.
Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine however explained Col.Kaka’s absence noting that he had requested his former deputy to represent him.
“The outgoing ISO director General has not been able to make it but has sent his handover report that Don Mugimba is going to hand over to the new Director-General,” Tumwine said.
When asked whether there was any concrete reason given by Col. Kaka for his absence, the Security Minister explained that having informed them that he was not able, there was no need of forcing him to appear.
“He said he had sent the handover report and that he could not make it. We could not force him. I will find out more details from him.”
“Since he has sent the report and seal which are assets of the organization, I don’t think it was important that he must come.”