Gen Elly Tumwine Sworn In As Security Minister

Gen Elly Tumwine Sworn In As Security Minister

New Security Minister, Gen Elly Tumwine, has been sworn in at a ceremony presided over by President Museveni at State House, Entebbe.

Tumwine was successfully vetted by a parliamentary committee earlier last week. He replaces Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde who was dropped in a mini reshuffle of security heads by the president.

“I urge security personnel and the public service at large to work as a team because it is the surest way to success. When you work as a team you benefit from the knowledge of others,” urged the president during the ceremony.

People should contribute their ideas and ensure success thereafter. People should not be shy to help each other in terms of management.

“Our security sector needs to keep up with advancements in technology. There is nothing that the Government cannot acquire if it is important. All technology gaps must be filled,” the president added.

The security leadership must also keep re-orienting their staff. The security personnel must know their mission and be able to fulfill it.

The president also “congratulated Gen Tumwine, who was my student in 1967 and later joined me as a freedom fighter, upon his new appointment and wish him well”.

The ceremony attended by among others, the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Janet Museveni, minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo, minister of Public Service Muruli Mukasa and Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa.

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