UPDF Land Force Command Transition: Ensuring Resource Efficiency and Accountability.

Lt. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga, Commander of the Land Force, urged officers to treat the management of allocated resources with utmost seriousness, underlining its pivotal role in enabling the UPDF to fulfill its constitutional duties and objectives. These remarks were delivered by Lt. Gen. Muhanga during the handover and takeover ceremony of the Chief of Staff – Land Force office at the Land Force Headquarters in Bombo.

Former Chief of Staff – Land Force, Maj. Gen. Jack Bakasumba, formally passed on his responsibilities to Brig. Gen. Michael Kabango. Lt. Gen. Muhanga cautioned that the mismanagement of resources not only breeds command issues but also disrupts routine army operations. He stressed that officers would be held answerable by both the leadership and the Parliament, which allocates these resources.

Maj. Gen. Bakasumba expressed his appreciation to the UPDF leadership for the opportunity to serve and for their unwavering support, acknowledging, “I will remain deeply grateful for all the guidance and assistance provided to me in carrying out my duties.”

Brig. Gen. Kabango, the newly appointed Chief of Staff – Land Force, extended his gratitude to the UPDF leadership for entrusting him with the role and to his predecessor for his mentorship.

The ceremony was attended by senior officers, including Brig. Gen. Mwanje Ssekiranda, Chief of Staff – Reserve Force; Brig. Gen. Dr. James Kiyengo, Director of Medical Services; Brig. Gen. Richard Karemire, Joint Staff Formal Education, Sports, and Culture; Brig. Gen. Metland Bitumbika, General Manager of Defence Forces Shop Uganda Limited, and other senior officers.