President Museveni who also doubles as the Commander in Chief of armed Forces has today replaced his trusted blue eyed Maj. General Paul Lokech from the position of Chief of staff Air force barely after serving close to five months, Spyreports has learnt.
According to a radio message, which was sent to CDF, Gen David Muhoozi, his Deputy, Lt Gen Wilson Mbaddi and other UPDF Commanders reveals that Gen Lokech has been replaced by Brig. Charles Okidi who has been the acting Director Operations in Air force.
Other UPDF Officers who were also affected in the mini reshuffle included Brig. Francis Takirwa who was the Chief of Education and Sports has been appointed Commander Second Infantry Division and has been replaced by Brig. Wilson Muhabuzi.
Brig. Sam Omara who has been serving as Director In charge of Regional Affairs has been appointed Defence attaché in Algeria.
Brig.Gen Richard Karemire the UPDF and Ministry of Defence spokesperson when reached on phone confirmed the changes. “It is true the Commander in Chief who also doubles as the President of Uganda Gen.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has made some changes in the UPDF and all affected officers must report to their new places of deployment,” says Gen Karemire during a phone interview.
Recently spyreports reported how President Museveni had assigned Gen Lokech with special assignment in Juba South Sudan Capital. Insiders in UPDF told us that Gen Lokech is groomed to take over as the Commander Land Forces replacing Lt Gen Peter Elweru who will soon be assigned to other duties.