By Spy Uganda
Presided over by UPDF Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, in the presence of Maj Gen Bombelle Ehola Camille of FARDC (Congo’s Army), Brigade Commanders, Component Commanders and Civil Authorities in Fort Portal City, Maj Gen Dick Olum Saturday took over command of Mountain Division and operation Shujaa.
Maj Gen Olum replaces Lt Gen Kayanja Muhanga who was last week appointed the Commander of UPDF Land Forces.
The CDF urged Gen Olum to follow the spirit of revolutionary methods of work, promote working relationship with FARDC, enhance cooperation with strategic partners the population and civil authorities in order to carry out Mountain Division mandate of pacifying Rwenzori region through elimination of ADF and other negative elements especially in Eastern DRC.
Gen Mbadi congratulated Lt Gen Muhanga for the cordial relations exhibited between the two friendly forces of FARDC and UPDF and neutralizing ADF in Eastern DRC.
Meanwhile, Maj Gen Olum called for team work to all officers and men of Mountain Division and local authorities in order to consolidate the prevailing peace and elimination of negative forces within the region especially those in Eastern DRC.