FDC to Take on Gov't Over SFC Transformation

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In short
Major General Mugisha Muntu, a former commander of Uganda Peoples Defense Forces, says transforming SFC into an autonomous force requires parliamentary approval.

Major General Mugisha Muntu, the   Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president, says they will challenge the decision by President Yoweri Museveni to transform the Special Forces Command (SFC) into an autonomous army.

 
The SFC is an elite force, trained to guard the President, the first family and key security installations in the country. However, there are reports that president Museveni intends to transform SFC into an autonomous force.

 
Certain media reports also claim that Museveni promoted his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba from Brigadier to Major General to pave way for him to head the new force.

 
However, Major General Mugisha Muntu, a former commander of Uganda People's Defense Forces, says transforming SFC into an autonomous force requires parliamentary approval.
 
 
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He also  told journalists at parliament where he had escorted two FDC legislators to swear in that Museveni promoted his son out of panic. Reagan Okumu, the Aswa County MP, says he table the matter when the 10th Parliament starts business. 

 

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.