Byakagaba Appointed new IGP


President Museveni has made significant changes in the leadership of the Uganda Police Force. Retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Abbas Byakagaba has been appointed as the new Inspector General of Police, succeeding Martins Okoth Ochola, who retired recently. 

Additionally, AIGP James Ochaya, previously the director of Research and Planning, has been named the new Deputy Inspector General of Police, taking over from Maj Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi. These appointments have been communicated to the Police Authority by the President and confirmed by the deputy presidential press secretary, Faruk Kirunda.

Byakagaba, who recently concluded his term as head of the Directorate of Counter Terrorism, has a background that includes training with the FBI. The reshuffling also includes various other high-ranking officers, with some being reassigned within the police force and others returning to the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). 

Notable among these changes are AIGP Kaali Ali Fahdi's move to the Directorate of Fire Prevention and Rescue Services, AIGP John Nuwagira's transfer to the Field Force Unit, SCP Hadijah Namutebi's reassignment to the Directorate of Welfare, and SCP Frank Mwesigwa's new role as Director of Operations.

hese strategic appointments and transfers aim to enhance the effectiveness and responsiveness of the Uganda Police Force.

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