Museveni Pays Homage To Fallen Birembo Guerrillas


visit this site geneva; font-size: small;”>The President on Thursday visited the monument that was erected in remembrance of the 5 gallant comrades who lost their lives at the battle with the then UNLA army.

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look geneva; color: #222222;”>The spot is very significant in the 1981-1986 protracted armed people’s liberation struggle because it lies at the trench where President Museveni commanded the battle against the UNLA that eventually caused mutiny among the UNLA forces that led to the eventual down fall of the Obote government.

Mr. Museveni who on arrival commissioned Birembo Health Centre 2 facility as well as the Kakumiro – Nalweyo electricity supply line, told veterans and the people of Birembo that their area was very important in the struggle because it was the Movement’s route as combatants transited to Rwenzori after attacking Kabamba Army Barracks.

He heartily thanked wananchi at Birembo War Memorial Technical Institute for their support in the struggle and pledged the NRM Government’s commitment to taking development programmes to the area.

He said the Mubende – Kakumiro – Kagadi road will be tarmac and that electricity will be connected to several areas in Kibale district. He pledged to the people of Kibale that his commitment to upgrade Birembo Technical Institute and Birembo Health Centre 2 to a health centre 3 facility.

The President, however, urged the people of the area to be mindful about homestead income generating activities to ensure financial and food security in their homes.

He emphasized that apart from having social services equitably distributed in all areas of the country, modern commercial farming remains paramount.

He said all income generating activities in Birembo will be monitored by Lt. Col. Joram Kagezi who will work under the command of General Salim Saleh. He said that Lt. Col. Kagezi would work to ensure the development of a seedling nursery bed and a livestock breeding centre.


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