Uganda Celebrates 50th Independence Anniversary


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Thousands turned up for Independence celebrations (Maurice Mugisha photo)

Hundreds of heavily-armed military personnel have been deployed in the city to maintain law and order.

The streets have been decorated and swept spotless clean.

Museveni arrived in a Mercedes Benz (Photo by Alan Kasujja)

Some of the Heads of State who have already jetted in for the function include Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Kenyan leader Mwai Kibaki and DRC President Joseph Kabange.

Others are Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania), Pierre Nkurunziza and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (Somalia).

Owing to the arrangement for the national celebrations, Government said districts will not celebrate the Golden Jubilee on 9th October as has always been the tradition.

“The Government has invited RDC, District Chairperson and all members of Parliament to the national celebrations at Kololo. It is mandatory that all local Governments attend,” said Information Minister Mary Karooro Okurut.

Executive Director Jennipher Musisi giving a speech during the Kampala carnival

Ugandans started celebrating the anniversary last week

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