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Museveni to Commission War Victims Monument as Heroes Day Goes to Luweero

Minister Esther Mbayo addressing press on Monday

This year’s Heroes Day celebrations where Uganda commemorates the lives of the people who contributed to the process of pacifying the then war ravaged country, treatment will be held Luweero district.

The event is held every year on June 9.

The Minister for the Presidency Esther Mbayo told press that the function will be held at the Zirobwe sub county headquarters at the St Augustine Parish Grounds, find and as usual, sales President Yoweri Museveni will be the chief guest.

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The Luweero Triangle is said to have paid the highest price in terms of lives lost, as the current regime advanced to capture power 31 years ago.

At the event according to the minister, a total of 365 people will be awarded with medals. Of these, 231 are civilians while 134 are security forces personals.

“Over the years, the heroes and heroines driven by the notion of self-sacrifice for the common good of their society have saved their country from sinking into danger, that’s why it’s always an honor to reward them,” she said.

This year’s celebrations will be held under the theme: “Self-sacrifice is the singular heroic pillar in the nation building”.

The President will also be laying a roof on the monument built to commemorate the people that sacrificed their lives and belongings for the good of the country”

Reports from Luweero district however, indicate significant disinterest in the oncoming event, as there were reported efforts by local leaders to convince residents to attend .

The regime has been accused by people in Luweero on many occasions, of failure to fulfill several pledges made during the 1980s bush war and thereafter.

Some of the unfulfilled pledges include the compensation of Luweero triangle veterans, elevation of Luweero Health Center IV to a fully-fledged hospital, construction of a fruit processing plant and upgrading of several roads in the district.

 

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