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ESO boss, Masolo, driven out


President Yoweri Museveni has transferred External Security Organisation (ESO) boss, Robert Masolo, who has been transferred to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

It is not yet clear what mission Masolo will be given this time round.

Masolo served as ESO Director General for last 12 years.

The President then appointed a one Joseph Ocwet, to replace Masolo.

Ocwet, according to Daily Monitor, has had a long standing diplomatic career and association with the spy agency.

He was serving as an ambassador in Europe.

ESO was founded in 1986 to oversee foreign operations, with its first head being former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi.

Ocwet served as Uganda’s Ambassador to the African Union in Addis Ababa and Ethiopia. In 2004, Ocwet was involved in the efforts to mediate between the Government and the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels during the Juba peace talks.

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