JUST IN! President Museveni makes key changes in Military 


President Yoweri Museveni, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Commander-in-Chief, has made substantial changes to the military leadership, showing his commitment to bolstering the armed forces and guaranteeing regional peace and security.

The UPDF issued a statement recognizing the President’s actions and thanking Brigadier General Richard Otto, one of the promoted officers, on his well-deserved promotion and new duty.

Brigadier General Richard Otto was promoted to Major General in recognition of his exceptional service and leadership within the UPDF.

He will take on the role of Chairperson of the Security Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) in South Sudan, where he will be in charge of overseeing Chapter 2 of the peace deal, which focuses on peace and security.

Prior to this position, he was the Uganda Contingent Commander in Somalia and the Commander of the 3 Infantry Division at home.

President Museveni’s promotion of Brigadier General Richard Otto is only one of many moves he has made in an effort to improve military leadership and assure the efficient implementation of the peace deal.

The UPDF family congratulates Major General Richard Otto on his well-deserved promotion and wishes him luck in his new role as Chairperson of South Africa’s Security Supervisory Mechanism.

This elevation not only honors his outstanding leadership, but also emphasizes the UPDF’s commitment to regional stability and peacekeeping activities.

President Museveni’s recent measures illustrate his proactive approach to military leadership as well as his commitment to ensuring strong and capable armed forces.

The changes in military command show the President’s commitment to preserving peace, security, and stability in Uganda and surrounding countries.