Gen Dick Olum replaced as Operation Shujaa commander

13 May 2024

President Yoweri Museveni has made changes in the Uganda People’s Defense Forces, replacing Operation Shujaa commander Maj Gen Dick Olum with Maj Gen Richard Otto.

Col. Deo Akiiki, the army spokesperson, confirmed the developments.

“H:E the president has appointed Maj Gen Richard Otto the New Commander of Mountain Division and therefore Comdr Operation Shuuja, Maj. Gen. Dick Olum heads to South Sudan Stabilisation Mechanism where Maj. Gen. Otto has been representing Uganda,” Akiiki said.

“We congratulate the two Generals upon their new assignments and wish them good luck.”

The changes come hardly a week the Chief of Defense Forces held a meeting with UPDF leaders together Congolese counterparts in the DRC.

However, the details of the meeting remain unknown to the public.

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