By Our Reporter
Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba .Photo courtesy of The African Exponent
The senior presidential advisor for special operations and commander of Special Forces Command (SFC) Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has hailed president Museveni for appointing retired Major General Jim Muhwezi as the new security minister.
According to Lt. Gen. Muhoozi, the president who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces, has always entrusted the ministry of security to individuals with experience and high knowledge in military and security affairs.
” I thank our commander in chief for keeping the ministry of security in the hands of tried and tested revolutionaries. Those of us who saw these Generals as young men in 1986 cannot forget how great they were, “Muhoozi tweeted.
Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi replaces General Elly Tumwine as the security minister. In a tweet, Gen. Muhoozi refered to both men as great. President Museveni appointed Gen. Tumwine as the senior presidential advisor on security.
Meanwhile, the new minister of security says he is thankful to the president and pledges to work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that Uganda is secured.
” I am indeed grateful to president Museveni for entrusting me with this position. I look forward to giving my all and working with all of you to continue to provide peace and security in Uganda, “Muhwezi said.
Muhwezi initially served as the minister of Information and National Guidance and is the current member of Parliament representing the people of Rujumbura County in Rukunjiri District.
Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi. Photo courtesy of The Kampala Post
The security ministry was allocated a total of Shs 6. 9 trillion in the national budget for the financial year 2021/2022. This money will be used to construct 30, 000 units for the military, acquire and maintain the military equipment and complete the construction of the military referral hospital in Mbuya.