NRA WAR: Museveni to Lay Wreath on Mityana Mass Graves


viagra geneva; color: #222222;”>Museveni will on Monday morning lay a wreath at the Mass grave at Kikandwa Sub-county headquarters where hundreds of people murdered by the UNLA soldiers were buried.

This Mass grave is one of the many others that contain remains of more than 300,000 people who were killed during the guerrilla war against the government of Milton Obote in what came to be known as the Luweero triangle.

While touring the Nakaseke mass graves with foreign diplomats in May, 2006, President Museveni noted that all the victims were civilians, and many of them children.

In the wake of the devastating war, thousands of human skills were scattered across the area. They were voluntarily picked by locals and kept at different sites such as stores and verandahs at the various county and sub-county headquarters.

Between 1992 and 1995, mass graves were commissioned and built through a sh20m government project. At ceremonies funded by State House, the remains were finally laid to rest in mass graves that would each hold thousands of skulls.

During the Monday event, according to Minister for presidency, Hon Frank Tumwebaze, the president will be accompanied by a few VIPs. He will inspect a guard of honor there.

The event will precede this year’s Heroes Day celebrations which will take place in the same day at Bukalamuli Catholic Grounds under the theme “Celebrating the Lives of our National Heroes though Dedicated Service to our nation.”

Minister Timwebaze said the annual event reflects what he called the “Love, respect and appreciation of the nation’s history and the actors who shaped it.”

“The national heroes whose lives we had been celebrating for the 25th time possessed unlimited love for this country. Therefore celebrating their lives should not be a one day event,” he said.


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