The deputy presidential press secretary, Mr Faruk Kirunda, announced that President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has named Maj Gen Geoffrey Tumusiime Katsigazi as the new Deputy Inspector General of Police.
KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleuganda.com/) — In a statement, Mr Faruk Kirunda, the deputy presidential press secretary, said President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni appointed Maj Gen Geoffrey Tumusiime Katsigazi as the new Deputy Inspector General of Police.
- Who is Maj Gen Geoffrey Tumusiime Katsigazi, the new deputy IGP?
- Gen Katsigazi succeeds Maj Gen Paul Lokech, who passed away in August last year.
- Deputy Police Chief Gen Jack Bakasumba was not named deputy IGP, police say.
Gen Katsigazi, the new Deputy Inspector General of Police, will take over from Maj Gen Jack Bakasumba, who had been appointed to the position in November in an acting capacity to avoid a power vacuum.
According to Minister Otafiire, Bakasumba only became Deputy Inspector General of Police upon the death of Major General Paul Lokech last year (21 August 2021, 55 years of age).
With the appointment of Maj Gen Katsigazi, President Museveni has once again assured a serving officer in the UPDF will be in charge of the affairs of the Police Force as Deputy Inspector General.
In his previous role, Gen Katsigazi was Defence Liaison Officer at the headquarters of the East African Community, based in Arusha, Tanzania.
As part of his career, he has also held the positions of Commander of the UPDF Motorized Infantry Brigade and Acting Chief of Staff of the UPDF Land Forces.
In January 2020, Katsigazi became deputy commander of the UPDF Air Force. He succeeded Major General Gavas Mugyenyi, who had been elevated as Uganda’s military attaché in India.
After that, he was promoted from the rank of Brigadier General to that of Major General in March 2020.
Similarly, Mr Faruk Kirunda, the deputy presidential press secretary, tweeted that President Museveni has also renewed the contract of the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr Johnson Byabashaija.
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