Maj. Gen. Richard Otto assumes office as the new Mountain Division Commander


Maj. Gen. Richard Otto has today officially assumed office as the new Mountain Division Commander at the Division Headquarters in Muhooti, Fort-portal City.

Maj. Gen. Otto replaces Maj. Gen. Dick Olum who has been sent to South Sudan. Gen. Olum also replaces his successor (Gen. Otto) as part of the stability mechanism for the restless young country. 

The handover ceremony was presided over by the Commander of the Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga who also doubles as the pioneer commander of the Operation Shujaa which is an extended assignment for the Commander of the Mountain Division.

 In his handover report, Maj. Gen Dick Olum urged the new Division Commander to work closely with the civilians to wash out out the remnants of the Allied Demand Forces-ADF in the DRC.

In his maiden speech, Maj. Gen. Otto commended Maj. Gen. Olum for the work done and committed himself to working with everyone including the civilian leaders to destroy the ADF rebels from Eastern DRC.

Lt. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga, the Commander of the Land Forces commended the new Senior Officers of the UPDF and noted that the transfers were just simple explores of duty.


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