President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces has appointed Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu as the new UPDF deputy spokesperson, the Nile Post has learnt.
The announcement was made on Sunday morning.
Kakurungu, who has recently served as spokesperson for the fourth UPDF division in Gulu and the second division in Mbarara will now replace Col Deo Akiiki who has been sent for further training.
“I thank the UPDF Leadership for nominating me to go and further my studies and military career at the Senior Command and Staff College,” Col Akiiki tweeted on Sunday morning.
“Karibu Ndugu Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu to take charge of the office of the Deputy spokesperson of the ministry and UPDF. Alluta Continua.”
Deo Akiiki, who was at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel was in March among the UPDF officers promoted by President Museveni.
By being sent for another course at the Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka, Jinja district, Col Deo Akiiki, a graduate of strategic security studies at the National Defence University in Washington DC,USA is being prepared for higher offices and commanding positions in the Ugandan army that he has served for many years.
The development is also a good opportunity for Col Deo Akiiki to complete all his military studies.