The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces (D/CDF) Lt General Peter Elwelu yesterday in Mbuya, presided over the handover-take over ceremony of the Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence from Brig Gen Charles Asiimwe to Col Abdul Rugumayo following the latter’s appointment by His Excellency the President on March 17, 2022.
Speaking at the handover, General Elwelu stressed that “Work is work”, urging for comradeship and teamwork.
Elwelu tasked members to support each other to achieve the ultimate goal as they work. “Always live as brothers but not enemies.”
He cautioned against the young generation that thinks it has seen it all and wants to realize everything very quickly.
The DCDF, advocated for vigilance at all times saying, the state hasn’t reached where it is supposed to be.
“Once intelligence sleeps, the country is blind” he added.
He thanked the outgoing Deputy Chief for doing great work for the time he served in the institution and urged members to work hard and leave in place a stable country for the young generation to take over.
He wished the incoming Deputy Chief the best of success at work with his senior the CMI and the rest of the comrades as they work for the country the region and the continent at large.
while handing over a report to acquaint the incoming with the formal duties of CMI, the general security situation both internal and external of the country and military intelligence and its organizational structure among others, the outgoing Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence Brig Gen Asiimwe congratulated the incoming Deputy Chief upon his appointment to the office.
Col Abdul Rugumayo pledged availability in terms of work, time and priority for the army and state, given the experience that he has attained in administration while serving his country.
He added that he is honored to be among the few identified, selected and seconded by the army leadership to take over the office.
Rugamayobthanked God for seeing him rise in rank and other activities. He also thanked the army leadership for the faith always entrusted in him.
In attendance were Chief of Military Intelligence Maj Gen James Birungi, Chief of Joint Staff of Uganda Police Force, Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, Assistant Deputies CMI for Intelligence Counter Intelligence and International Affairs Brig Kabuye, Col Julius Mbaine and Col Yunus Bagada, Heads of Department and UPDF Senior Officers.