President Museveni has appointed a new Security Minister and Inspector General of Police IGP.

The president made the appointments known via his twitter account in a tweet that read “In exercise of powers granted to me by the Constitution, I have appointed Gen Elly Tumwine as the Security Minister. I have also appointed Mr Okoth Ochola as the Inspector-General of Police. He will be deputized by Brig Sabiiti Muzeei” on Sunday 4th March 2018.

The senior presidential press secretary of president Museveni Don Wanyama confirmed the appoints in a press release by also writing that President Yoweri Museveni has appointed General Elly Tumwiine as Minister for Security and Mr. Okoth Ochola as Inspector General of Police. Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeei is Deputy Inspector General of Police.

A statement signed by the President and dated 4th March, 2018, reads as follows: In the Exercise of the powers vested in the President by Articles 113 (1) and 213 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint General Elly Tumwiine as Minister for Security, Mr. Okoth Ochola as the Inspector-General of Police and Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeei as the Deputy Inspector General of Police.

Their names have been sent to parliament for approval meanwhile Lt. General Tumukunde and General Kale Kayihura will be given other duties. End