In May, the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) announced that it had received new Leadership.
In a statement posted on its website, the directorate listed three high ranking Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers that are now occupying key positions at the Jinja Road-based government unit.
The statement shows that Maj. Gen. Apollo Gowa Kasiita is now the director of the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control.
Brig. Johnson Namanya was appointed Commissioner for Citizenship and Passport Control while Col. Geoffrey Kambere is the Commissioner for Immigration Control.
At the time of being picked for this position, Maj. Gen. Gowa had been serving as the Military Attache at the Ugandan Embassy in Washington.
Before going to Washington, he was the head of Chieftaincy Integrated Military Resource Management Information Systems (CIRMIS).
As for Brig. Namanya, he was from completing a senior command course.
He had previously served as an administrator at UPDF Luwero Industries. He also worked with the Presidential Protection Unit, now called Special Forces Command, or SFC.
Col. Kambere was picked from the directorate of Intelligence Collection.
The appointments came after a probe by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) discovered that DCIC operations were being hindered by corruption and impunity.