President Yoweri Museveni and the commander in chief of the armed forces has made several changes in the army that saw him promoting Brig. Gen Peter Chandia as the acting commander Special Forces Command (SFC), a specialized command unit of the UPDF, that is responsible for the security of the President of Uganda, his immediate family, the constitutional monarchs and vital national installations, including the country’s oil fields.
Gen. Chandia replaces Lt Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who has been SFC commander since December 2020 when he was appointed. Prior to this new elevation, Brig Gen Chandia was the deputy Commander SFC.
The SFC is mandated to develop and operate a powerful and versatile special operations force that is situated within the unique Ugandan way of war and is responsive to the requirements of the UPDF and the nation.
What was originally the National Resistance Army (NRA’s) High Command Unit escort force, then later, Presidential Protection Unit, Presidential Guard Brigade and now the Special Forces Command has, over the course of many years, graduated from a V.I.P. Protection Force into a crucial component of the strategic defence structure of the country alongside the Reserve Forces Command
Brig. General Peter Candia is son of Eriam Awua and Lenora Attii of Omii, Anyiribu subcounty in Madi Okollo district, West Nile region.
In a press statement signed by the Army spokesperson Brig Gen. Flavia byakwao other changes made in the reshuffle include;
Lt. Gen Wilson Mbadi is appointed Chief of defense forces and promoted to general and will be deputized by Lt. Gen peter Elwelu
Lt Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who has been SFC commander since December 2020 becomes new commander of land forces will be deputized by Maj. Gen. Sam Okiding
Maj. Gen. Leopold Kyanda is appointed joint chief of staff.
Brig. Gen Bob Ogik is appointed chief of staff land forces
Brig. Daniel Kakona is appointed commander field Artillery Division
Brig. Gen. Felix Buzisoori is appointed second in command commandant special force command
Lt. Gen. Charles Angina psoted to foreign affairs
Maj Gen Sam Kavuma posted to operation wealth creation as second in command
Lt. Gen. Joseph Musanyufu and Maj. Gen kasura kyamukama been posted to the civil service
And finally Brig Gen Charles Kisembo been taken to command Kyankwanxi political school as the commandant