By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has continued to make changes in the leadership of the armed forces shortly after replacing the head of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), Maj. Gen. Abel Kandiho with Maj. Gen. James Birungi.
The latest reshuffle has seen Grace Akullo, who was the Director Criminal Intelligence Directorate (CID) replaced with Maj. Tom Magambo.
Magambo’s new appointment will see him relinquish his senior role at the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), where he has been operating for several years.
“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.
Magambo has been serving as the coordinator of the Eastern Africa Fusion and Liaison Unit (EA-FLU), a regional intelligence gathering centre based in Entebbe.
Akullo, who has been at the helm of the CID for several years is now pending deployment from the Commander in Chief of the armed forces.
In the same vein, President Museveni replaced Col. Edith Nakalema, who was the head State House Anti-Corruption Taskforce, with Brig. Gen. Henry Isoke.
It should be noted that the President a few days ago sent Col. Nakalema to attend a senior command course at a military academy in the United Kingdom for a period of one year.