Nine UPDF soldiers who are running the Operation Wealth Creation programme have been promoted to the rank of Colonel.
Operation Wealth Creation is an intervention that His Excellency the President launched in July 2013 to create a system that facilitates effective national social-economic transformation with the focus on raising household incomes for poverty eradication.
The project was spearheaded by UPDF soldiers under the command of Gen Salim Saleh.
A select group on nine OWC Officers have been promoted to the rank of Colonel effective 16 may 2016.
They include; Lt Col Dhamuzungu Oguli who is in charge of Busoga Region.
Lt Col Stephen Muruli who is in charge of Masindi District.
Lt ColGeorge Mayeku in charge of Bugisu Region.
Lt Col Geoffrey Kawesa Kigozi attached National Agricultural Advisory Services [NAADs].
Lt Col Ismail Masudi who is in charge of Kigezi Region.
Lt Col Jerome Kayora Nashaija attached to Uganda National Roads Authority [UNRA].
Lt Col Philip Mugarura in charge of Civil Society Organisations [CSO].
Lt Col Alex J Olega in charge of Terego Constituency.
Lt Col Nelson O Obaiale in charge of West Nile Region.