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PHOTOS: Military Police Celebrates Tarehe Sita

Military police marching along streets in Makindye on Friday

The Military Police commander Col. Emmanuel Kanyesigye has listed relative peace, viagra 40mg http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-shipping-zones.php discipline of the army and democracy that the country is enjoying as some of the reasons they are obliged to celebrate today’s Tarehe Sita Day.

Col. Kanyesigye made the remarks on Friday afternoon as the Military Police ended the week long activities to mark the Tarehe Sita celebrations at their Makindye barracks.

Military police renovating a house in Makindye

Military police renovating a house in Makindye

“We have a reason to celebrate considering that from East to West, approved North to South everywhere it is peaceful and we have remained together as a country. It is a big achievement,” he said on Friday afternoon.

He noted that because of the peace and unity, the country has been able to achieve economic transformation and democracy, which he said needs to be protected jealously if Uganda is to move to another level of development.

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“People knew Makindye as a death place; a nightmare for civilians. This has however been changed completely to a service centre and this we owe to the discipline of the army. There is need to protect what has been achieved,” added the commander.

In an interview with Chimpreports, the Military Police spokesperson Capt. Edward Birungi noted that as part of the celebrations to mark the Tarehe Sita day, they were involved in a number of activities for the Makindye barracks neighboring communities.

“We gave out more than 250 mosquito nets to pregnant women and children, cleaned the nearby areas and set up a medical outreach centre which treated more than 500 patients of various illnesses,” Capt. Birungi noted.

He said that all these activities were intended to reaffirm the army’s commitment to serve the people who he said have on all times been part of them since the times of the bush war.

Terehe Sita is  Swahili for ‘The 6th day’ and is celebrated on 6th February every year to mark National Resistance Army’s first attack on Kabamba barracks in Mubende on 6th February 1981 which resulted into a five year bush war that led the NRM in power in 1986.

The attack was orchestrated by 40 people, only 27 of whom had guns.

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