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President Museveni promotes 773 police officers to new ranks

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga is among those promoted


President Museveni promotes 773 police officers to new ranks

Five Senior Commissioners of Police have been promoted to Assistant Inspector General Police. 
The promotions by President Yoweri Museveni were announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen Kahinda Otafiire during a media conference on Thursday.

Gen Otafiire on promotions

Those promoted include Charles Birungi who replaced retired Andrew Soroweni as Director of Police Welfare and Production, Fadhil Kaali who is the commander of Field Force Police (FFP), James Ocaya who has been serving as director of research, planning, and development, John Nuwagira who replaced Edward Ochom, and Richard Edyegu who replaced Godfrey Bangirana as Director Logistics and Engineering.

The promotion and appointment of the new AIGPs come on the heels of recently retired police directors who include Grace Akullo, Edward Ochom, Asan Kasingye, and Andrew Soroweni.

Those promoted from Commissioner of Police to Senior Commissioners of Police include Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, Lawrence Nuwabiine, the acting director of traffic police, Yusuf Ssewanyana, Director ICT, Moses Kafeero who is now Director Police College Bwebajja, and Frank Mwesigwa who is now commander Tourism Police.

Otafiire reading out the names of those who have been promoted

In total, the President has promoted 773 police officers from Assistant Superintendent of Police to AIGP. Acting forensic director Andrew Mubiru has been given Senior Superintendent of Police rank.

According to Otafiire, the promotion of the officers comes with salary enhancement, though he is quick to add that money is not why they serve.

Otafiire on salaries
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