Prince Edward To Attend Uganda Golden Jubilee Celebrations

remedy geneva;”>Blackburne also requested to be availed with all necessary information for proper planning of Prince Edward’s arrival.

The Commissioner confirmed this during her meeting with the State Minister for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Cooperation Hon. Henry Okello Oryem today Wednesday.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, was born on 9 October 1935 at the family’s London home, 3 Belgrave Square. He was baptized as Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick.

His father was Prince George, Duke of Kent, the younger brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. His mother, Princess Marina, was the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece.

He has two younger siblings: Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

The Duke’s family moved from London to Buckinghamshire in 1936 shortly after his birth.

In 1942 Prince George, Duke of Kent died in a tragic wartime flying accident near Caithness in Scotland while on active service.

The title Duke of Kent passed to the present Duke.

Ina related development, the Minster for Gender, Labour and Social Development Mr. Suleiman Madanda, while addressing Journalists at Uganda Media Centre today, said invitations have been sent to almost all African Countries Presidents to attend the Golden Jubilee Celebration.

Hon. Muruli Mukasa, the Minister of Security, who was present at the press conference, gave the breakdown of the activities of the Golden Jubilee that are to take place at Kololo grounds.

He said that Uganda has partnered with a number of stakeholders to celebrate this milestone in its history.

Some of these stakeholders include African Union, European Union Commission, The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Uganda Cultural Gala Ltd, Bayimba Cultural Foundation, Kampala City Council Authority among others.

Hon. Muruli said a jubilee documentary is in the pipeline and commended Uganda Communications Commission and NTV for airing a series of historic events and that two Commemorative Books have been published.

These are “Modern history of Uganda over the last 50 years 1962-2012” and “Coffee Table Book” Pictorial depicting Uganda’s journey over the last 50 years including events 2012.

The other activities to take place before 9th October include The Presidential/Diplomatic Cultural Evening slated to take place on 27 September at Serena from 5-8pm, the National Prayer Day scheduled for the 7th of October at Serena and the Uganda Cultural Gala slated to take place at Lugogo Cricket Oval from 3-8 October 2012.

And on the Jubilee celebration, there will a mixture of musical performances; Kololo grounds will be wired with high quality audio and visual systems as well as stage performs.

“Kololo grounds shall be ready-the newly constructed 5000 seater pavilion, the paved area, the Unknown Soldier monument and the Golden Jubilee Independence monument will be ready,” said Muruli.

He concluded by encouraging the public and private sector to organize activities befitting our Golden Jubilee Independence celebrations.


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