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”If you do not remember pioneers, you plant opportunists and fear, which is dangerous,” he said.
The President, who was accompanied by the First Lady, Hon. Janet Museveni, made the remarks on Sunday morning after laying wreaths on the tombs of late Professor Yusuf Kironde Lule and the late Ignatius Kangave Musaazi at the National Ceremonial Grounds in Kololo, Kampala in memory of the two fallen Ugandans in recognition of the roles they played in the shaping of the history of the Ugandan nation.
Professor Yusuf Kironde Lule was Uganda’s President after the ouster of Dictator Idi Amin’s regime in 1979 by Uganda forces under the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) forces. In 1981, Lule’s Uganda Freedom Fighters joined the Popular Resistance Army led by Mr. Museveni to form NRA that fought and overthrew the Obote 2 regime and the military junta and took over power in 1986.
Lule died in 1985 in a London Hospital.
Ignatius Kangave Musaazi formed the first political party in Uganda (Uganda National Congress) in 1952.
Born in 1905 in Wobulenzi, he passed on 1990 and was made a hero of the Republic of Uganda for his commitment to seeing Uganda freed form colonial domination.
Speaking after the ceremony of wreaths laying, Mr Museveni noted that remembering pioneers is not a mere ceremony but a strategy to make the future generations remain firm.
Ms. Elizabeth Musazi daughter to I.K.Musazi talking to with President Museveni after honoring Prof. Y.K. Lule and Ignatius Kangave Musazi
He said that failure to accord due remembrance and respect to pioneers would tantamount to gross erosion of people’s attitude towards rendering sacrifices for the good of their country.
He contended that the future of Ugandans should be strongly premised on encouraging people to avoid a situation of a nation of opportunists that could frighten the future generations of the youths to make and appreciate the value of sacrifices for their country, Uganda.
The President appealed to Ugandans to take advantage of the prevailing peace and take proper decisions on issues pertinent to national transformation and development.
Prince Ssimbwa of Mawanda Chwa talking to with President Museveni after honoring Prof. Y.K. Lule and Ignatius Kangave Musazi at their Kololo monuments (background)
He also urged religious, political and traditional leaders, who make uncalled for statements against the government, to humble themselves and be patriotic as well as nationalistic.
He asked those who are in the habit of opposing the government for its sake to realize that they are making glaring mistakes of scaring away investments that are an avenue for creation of employment opportunities.
Uganda’s independence activist Kintu Musoke with President Museveni after honoring Prof. Y.K. Lule and Ignatius Kangave Musazi at their Kololo monuments at eve of Gplden Jubilee celebrations on 7-102012. PPU photo
He cited the example of the recent sugar shortage in Uganda adding that concerned and serious leaders would be doing a lot if they encouraged the coming of investments into the country instead of fighting against avenues that offer job opportunities to the people of Uganda.
President Museveni stressed that Uganda needs people who care much about their country’s welfare.