M7 To Unveil Monument On Heroes’ Day
Uganda will on Saturday celebrate the 23rd Heroes’ Day Anniversary in Kinoni, Rwampara, western Uganda with President Yoweri Museveni unveiling a monument.
Chimpreports.com understands this will be in remembrance of NRA fighters who lost their lives in the liberation struggle that ushered the ruling NRM into power.
“The venue for this year’s celebrations (Rwampara County, Rugando Sub County at Kitunguru primary school) is very important in our history because of its role in the 1979 liberation war. Many lives were lost in this area during the struggle against Idi Amin,” Security Minister Muruli Mukasa told press in Kampala on Thursday.
“Heroes’ Day is an occasion when Ugandans of all walks of life and regardless of their beliefs come together to celebrate the lives of the distinguished sons and daughters of Uganda who, in one way or another, toiled against all odds, and risked their lives to make Uganda a better place to live,” said Muruli.
The theme of the function is: “The sacrifices of our Heroes: The Epitome of Patriotism.”
“The heroes whose lives and achievements we are celebrating are mostly those who lived during the colonial days and the post-independence period. The former for their struggle against imperialism which struggle yielded independence and the latter for their fight against the political and social – economical ills that bedeviled independent Uganda especially during the first two and half decades of her independence,” said the Minister.
He further noted this year Uganda is celebrating Heroes’ Day, 11 years since the parliament instituted a formal method of recognizing heroes by enacting of the National Honors Award Act 2001.
“It is the 23rd anniversary of marking the heroes’ day following the restoration of peace and stability by the NRM revolution of 1986,” said Muruli.
He said Uganda is observing a monthly theme this year as the country build up towards 9th October, the climax of our 50th independence Anniversary.
The theme for the month of June is: Climate Change Is Real: Conserve and Protect the Environment”.
Ugandans are thus urged to observe this theme critically by planting trees to mitigate the effects of climate change have continued to adversely affect our country especially the farming communities.
“As we mark this important day, we as government are calling upon Ugandans to reflect deeply and seriously on the sacrifices the gallant sons and daughters of Uganda made, very often through toil, sweat and blood that led to loss of lives and property,” said Muruli.
“Let each Ugandan get committed to protecting and consolidating the values laid down by our heroes and the achievements registered and bravely face the new challenges ahead as we complete the fiftieth year of our independence and look to the next fifty years.”
President Yoweri Museveni captured power in 1986 after a five-year guerrilla war that toppled the Obote and then Military Junta of Tito Okello Lutwa.
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Updated on 2013-06-04 10:39
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