President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has shuffled five commanders of the Special Forces Command (SFC).
In the changes released on Thursday to the media by Col. Deo Akiiki, the deputy UPDF Spokesperson, Col. Allan Matsiko who has been director of intelligence in SFC has been assigned to superintend 303 Brigade. Col Matsiko has been in charge of SFC intelligence for 16 months.
Colonel Asinguza Muserebende who has been director of SFC’s training has been appointed commander Special Forces Group (1SFG) One.
The President has also promoted Lieutenant Colonel Bagonza to full Colonel and appointed him commander of Special Forces Group Two (2SFG).
“The Commander in Chief (CiC) has also appointed Col. Seruyange as Director under Special Forces Command,” said Col. Akiiki. Although Col. Akiiki did not specify Col. Chris Sseruyange’s duties, URN understands that he has replaced Col. Matsiko as SFC’s intelligence director since the latter is now In-charge of 303 Brigade.
Col. Sseruyange last year became a military attaché for Uganda to Saudi Arabia. Col. Sseruyange replaced Maj. Gen Michael Ondoga who was serving as UPDF attache to Saudi Arabia.
Lt. Col Kafeero has remained as Deputy Director intelligence in SFC. Minister for Defence Vincent Ssempijja has congratulated the senior officers upon their well-deserved promotions, transfers and appointments.
SFC is an army unit that protects President Museveni, his family members, key government installations and other government officials.