Brigadier Dick Prit Olum has been posted as the country’s Defence Advisor in Kinshasa in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
He replaces replacing Brig. Geoffrey ‘Taban’ Kyabihende who passed away in early August this year.
The Commander in Chief of the armed forces, H.E President Yoweri Museveni has made changes in the Uganda People Defense Forces (UPDF) leadership on Tuesday after Uganda’s 55th Independence celebrations.
Brig Dick Olum, has been the Commanding Officer of the 3Division based in Moroto, since April 2015.
He also served as the commander of the UPDF contingent in Somalia from June 2013 to Nov 2014
Brigadier Richard Otto is now the new 3 Division Commander
Brig Otto has been UPDF’s Contingent Commander of the African Union Regional Task Force (AU-RTF) and is credited for defeating LRA in Central African Republic.
Meanwhile, Colonel Omero Tingira Irumba has been sent to Khartoum as a Defence Adviser from Somalia where he has been a Defence Attache. He previously served as the UPDF’s Director of Counter Terrorism. He is replaced by Brigadier Joseph Lucky Kidega who leaves 1st Division command to become the new Defence Adviser in Mogadishu, Somalia.