TORORO – Exactly 33 years ago on this day, the National Resistance Army (NRA) handed the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) regime a crashing defeat, taking over Kampala after a 5 year bush war.
A moment of glory that set a new chapter for unity, peace and prosperity in Uganda,” will be the theme as the country’s leaders converge at Muwafu Primary School in Tororor District to join wananichi in celebrating the January 26, 1986 National Resistance Movement (NRM) victory.
“The celebration is an opportunity for each of us as individuals to assess our individual and or group contribution to what I would call liberation that is liberating our economy, creating wealth, prosperity for all and creating an enduring peace for our country and fellow human beings in other parts of the world,” said Minister of the Presidency Esther Mbayo.
As part of the celebrations, President Yoweri Museveni will award about 200 different categories of medals to distinguished Ugandans who have played critical roles both in the liberation of Uganda but also those others that have played key roles in advancing our country.
Mbayo said the sacrifice that President Museveni and other young Ugandans decided to take in order to liberate Uganda from the jaws of helplessness to which the first post-independence governments had conspired to consign, is very illuminating.
“His was a story of unflinching bravery. It is the story of unwavering search for a true, revolutionary and development-oriented leadership.”