By Kampala Post Reporter
95 people will be awarded medals during this year's NRM/A Liberation Day commemoration.
The annual event is in commemoration of the day National Resistance Army (NRA) Leader, President Yoweri Museveni and his fighters captured power on January 26, 1986. This was the climax of the five year protracted bush war struggle dating back to 1981.Museveni and his men went to the bush (Luweero jungles), following the rigged 1980 polls in favour of President Milton Obote.
Addressing Journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Wednesday, Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo said this event, which is the 34th will be held at Ibanda Core PTC Grounds in Ibanda district on Sunday, Jan 26. President Yoweri Museveni will be the Chief Guest.
The theme for this year's event is, “Celebrating NRM/A’s Patriotic Struggle that ushered in national unity and socio economic transformation.” As always the case, persons who helped the struggle in one way or the other and those deemed to have made various contributions to Uganda’s betterment, will be awarded medals in appreciation of their great contribution.
Minister Mbayo said this time round 95 people will be awarded. “This time round we are giving out 95 medals to those who have contributed to the good will and welbeing of Uganda in various capacities,” she said. Minister Mbayo observed that the democracy ushered in by the NRM government is something that every Ugandan should be proud of.
“Free and fair periodic elections are now a given in Uganda. The NRM government has an important role here, as a facilitator and an enabler," she said, adding that the NRM government is still committed to ensuring a secure and peaceful Uganda, setting up social infrastructure including; roads, health centers, schools, water and electricity extension among others.