New SFC Boss, Maj Gen James Birungi Takes office

By RISDEL KASASIRA

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Maj Gen James Birungi with Maj Gen Don Nabasa during the handover 

KAMPALA. The former Commander Special Forces, Maj Gen Don Nabasa has handed over office to his successor Maj Gen James Birungi.

The handover and takeover ceremony took place on Wednesday at 10 Marine Battalion headquarters, Entebbe.

According to the statement issued by the UPDF, the Special Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba presided over the function.

“Maj Gen. Nabasa in his speech highlighted on some achievements he achieved while in office including; bridging the accommodation gaps by constructing and renovating a host of housing units, conducting skilled and specialised trainings for troops, built Dr. Ronald Bata memorial Hospital as well as expanding and equipping it with the state of the art machines. This hospital caters for the militants, their families and the civilian communities around Lunyo Barracks in Entebbe,” the statement said.

Maj Gen Birungi replaced Maj Gen Nabasa as the Commander of Special Forces in a mini reshuffle announced last week.

“Gen. Muhoozi, in his remarks, thanked Maj Gen. Nabasa for a job well done especially in the area of infrastructural development. He wished him well in his scheduled Defence and Strategic course,” the statement said.

Maj Gen Nabasa is going for advanced training at the National Defence College in China. Maj Gen Muhoozi asked Gen Birungi to focus on training of the Special Forces in paratrooping.

The function was attended by the Commander of Land Forces, Lt Gen Peter Elwelu, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Muzeeyi Sabiiti, UPDF Air Forces deputy commander, Maj Gen Gavas Mugyenyi, SFC deputy commander, Col Peter Candia, and the Command’s Director of Administration, Col Felix Busizoori.