President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa who is also the Commander-in-chief has appointed Col. Ronald Kakurungu the deputy spokesperson for UPDF kicking out Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki whom he has promoted to a rank of Colonel.
The announcement was made on the morning of Sunday June 6th.
Kakurungu, recently served as spokesperson for the fourth UPDF division in Gulu and the second division in Mbarara.
Col. Deo Akiiki confirmed to reports in his Twitter post inwhich he hailed the President for considering him to serve the force as it’s deputy public relations officer and also promoting him to a rank of Colonel in March.
Parrots UG learned that Col Deo Akiiki who has been serving in this capacity has been sent for further training soon after his promotion.
“I thank the UPDF Leadership for nominating me to go and further my studies and military career at the Senior Command and Staff College,” Col Akiiki tweeted on Sunday morning.
“Karibu Ndugu Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu to take charge of the office of the Deputy spokesperson of the ministry and UPDF. Alluta Continua.”
By being sent for another course at the Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka, Jinja district, Col Deo Akiiki, a graduate of strategic security studies at the National Defence University in Washington DC,USA is being prepared for higher offices and commanding positions in the Ugandan army that he has served for many years.
The development is also a good opportunity for Col Deo Akiiki to complete all his military studies.
About Col. Deo Akiiki.
Besides serving as the Deputy Spokesperson for the UPDF, Col. Deo Akiiki served as the 5th division spokesperson, AMISOM Public Information Officer in Somalia and also the Director Strategic communication in the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs.
He is also a graduate of strategic security studies at the National Defence University in Washington DC,USA.Follow Us