In Pictures: UPDF Decorates Promoted Officers Top story

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One hundred twenty two Uganda People's Defense Forces-UPDF officers were decorated on Monday at a colorful function held at the Defense Ministry headquarters in Mbuya following their promotion.
Those promoted to major general included among other Stephen Kashaka, Uganda's Uganda Military attache to Tanzania, John Mateeka, Hussein Ada, Fred Ocitti Tolit Uganda's Military attaché to Burundi and James Ssebagala, the Nakasongola Cantonment Commander. 
Those promoted to Brigadier are Abel Kandiho and Don Nabasa, the Commandant Chieftainance of Military Intelligience and Special Forces Commander respectively. 

Also elevated in the recent promotions are former UPDF spokesperson Paddy Ankunda who becomes a Colonel, and Commandant Oliver Tambo Leadership School Chris Ogumelaki among others. 

URN was present at the event and brings you the pictures of the colorful ceremony.


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“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.