Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Officially hands over office to the newly appointed commander

Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Officially hands over office to the newly appointed commander

By Simon Abaho

Today the Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba handed over the office of the Commander of Special Forces Command to Brig Peter Candia who is coming.

The function was held at the SFC headquarters in Entebbe today afternoon. The Newly Appointed CDF Gen Wilson Mbadi was present, who hailed the outgoing SDF for the role he has played in transforming the Special forces command to elite force.

“This growth has come because of good leadership and focus with a clear purpose of making the SFC what it is. The level of discipline, professionalism, dedication, and working hard are unmatched in SFC and we thank you for that,” Gen Mbadi said.

The SFC has a role of protecting the President of Uganda and the members of the First Family, though criticism has been raised that it has tended to interfere in the other roles which they are not mandated to.

The outgoing SFC commander, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is now the new commander of Land Forces listed some of the achievements in the seven months he has been in office, highlighting the Opening of the new Special Forces Command New Offices as a milestone. He also talked about the role played in elections, the role played in controlling the pandemic spread, the Vaccinations of the Elite force which he described as a success.

Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba asked his successor to continue with projects that he had initiated at SFC.

The newly appointed SFC commander, Brig Peter Candia who was represented by his deputy, Brig Felix Busizoori saluted President Museveni who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces for the new deployment.

Various Big shots in the army were able to attend the function, these included the new Joint Chief of Staff in the UPDF, Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda, the Chief of Staff UPDF Air Forces, Maj Gen Charles Okidi, the UPDF Chief Political Commissar, Maj Gen Henry Matsiko, the commander of the Police Presidential Guard(PPG), Col Charity Bainababo, directors and commanding officers in the Special Forces Command among others.

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