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DP Set to Celebrate 62nd Anniversary

DP's Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga

Uganda’s oldest political party and second on the continent to South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) the Democratic Party (DP) is set to mark and celebrate 62 years of existence and service to the people of Uganda.

Democratic Party was formed in 1954 by Benedicto Kiwanuka due to religious and economic demographics that began to shape politics in Buganda prior to Uganda’s independence.

Despite being the oldest party in the country, help http://cosmopolitan.taconeras.net/wp-content/plugins/user-avatar/user-avatar-pic.php DP has never ruled Uganda except for a brief period between 1961 and 1962 when its founder, http://cyberstudio.biz/main/components/com_easyblog/helpers/album.php Kiwanuka was a Prime Minister in an interim government that ushered in independence.

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The party’s presidents have been: Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere who steered the party for 25 years until his retirement in 2005; John Ssebaana Kizito who ruled up to 2010 who thereafter was replaced by the party’s current president Norbert Mao who is steering the party for a second term after defeating his rival, http://coupon-ads.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/submission.php Dr. Michael Lulume Bayiga in the recent party elections.

In a communiqué issued by the Party’s Secretary General, Mathias Nsubuga, the party will hold this year’s celebrations on October 14 in Katabi Sub County, Wakiso District.

“This year we shall have a series of activities one of which will be held in Katabi; we will start with the cleaning of Katabi market early in the morning and thereafter hold a public rally at Katabi play ground,” Nsubuga noted.

“The public rally shall be addressed by DP leaders and well wishers.”

DP currently has a total of 14 law makers in the Ugandan 10th Parliament and one member in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) who doubles as the party Vice President, Fred Mukasa Mbidde.

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