Early this year, the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) announced that it had received new Leadership.
DCIC is a directorate under the Ministry of Internal Affairs that issues crucial travel documents like passports, visas, work permits, and so on as is the statement posted on its website, the directorate has listed three high ranking Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers that are now occupying key positions at the Jinja Road-based government unit.
Among those include Maj. Gen. Apollo Gowa Kasiita who 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 appointment, Maj. Gen. Gowa had been serving as the Military Attaché at the Ugandan Embassy in Washington.
Before going to Washington, he was the head of Chieftaincy Integrated Military Resource Management Information Systems (CIRMIS) and as for Brig. Namanya, he had just completed a senior command course.
Namanya 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.