The newly appointed commander of land forces Lt. Gen Kayanja Muhanga has officially handed over leadership of the UPDF mountain division and overall command of Operation Shujaa to Maj. Gen. Dick Olum Maj.
Gen Olum takes over the operation to dislodge ADF rebels from the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been ongoing since November 2021.
During the handover ceremony, which took place today at Muhoti Barracks, Chief of Defence Forces General Wilson Mbadi called for the maintenance of good relations with the DRC armed forces.
He urged Gen Dick Olum to follow the spirit of revolutionary methods of work, promote working relationship with FARDC, enhance cooperation with our strategic partners the population and civil authorities in order to carry out Mountain Division mandate of pacifying Rwenzori region through elimination of ADF and other negative elements especially in Eastern DRC.
Mbadi congratulated Lt Gen Kayanja Muhanga for the cordial relations exhibited between the two friendly forces of FARDC and UPDF and neutralizing ADF in Eastern DRC.