Museveni Hails Okwiya For Liberation Struggle


information pills geneva; font-size: small;”>He was speaking at Awere Primary School in Omoro County, approved Gulu District on Sunday where he addressed veterans and wananchi at large over the Government strategy to eradicate poverty in the country.

Museveni revealed that Luwero, Rwenzori regions, parts of Busoga Sub-Region, Bugisu, Atyak and Awere village, were the launching pads for the NRM and FRONASA freedom fighters against the various anti-people regimes in Uganda.

He assured the Ugandans that he is committed to support the families that contributed in the liberation struggle and the rest of the community.

“I want to reinforce you as a freedom fighter,” he said.

He also narrated the ordeals the fighters underwent during the liberation struggle saying they fought against the Amin regime because they had a cause as the regime disregarded basic human rights.

“The late Okwiya is the one who mobilized 82 ex-service men from the Army and police. This group played a leading role during the struggle in Gulu District,” said Museveni.

Museveni also noted that the reason for his visit is because several families in Awere village suffered during the struggle and he wants to find a way to assist them.

He revealed that the NRM Government had established a number of development projects such as electricity supply, schools and a successful immunization programme, among others to assist the people of Awere.

Museveni later announced the appointment of Lt. Col. Bosco Omure who is a former FRONASA fighter to monitor Gulu zone in the poverty eradication strategy. He will be assisted by Major Christopher Achelam Ochaya.

He President tasked them to establish nursery beds for all seeds adding that they should utilize Aswa ranch for breeding cows.

The President also pledged a donation of Shs. 20 million towards the construction of a Church in Awere.

Meanwhile a group of people from other political parties are reported to have crossed over to the NRM party.

At the event, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya observed that President Museveni’s visit to Awere marked a new beginning in his relationship with the people.

Earlier, President Museveni visited the home of Sergeant Lino Okwiya and paid respect to the deceased who was reported to have died from a road accident in 1980.


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