By Hanning Mbabazi
Entebbe: The former Special Forces Commander, (SFC) Maj. Gen Don Nabasa has on Wednesday handed over office to his successor Maj Gen James Birungi as the Commander of Special Forces in a mini reshuffle announced last week.
The function was attended by the Commander of Land Forces, Lt Gen Peter Elwelu, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Muzeyi Sabiiti, Deputy Commander Airforces, Maj Gen Gavas Mugyenyi, Deputy Commander of SFC, Col Peter Candia and the Director of Administration SFC, Col Felix Busizoori.
“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 by 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.
In a statement issued by the UPDF, the Special Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba presided over the handover and takeover ceremony which took place on Wednesday at 10 Marine Battalion headquarters, Entebbe.
Maj Gen Muhoozi asked Gen Birungi to focus on training of the Special Forces in par trooping. “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 training at the National Defence College in China.