KAMPALA – The 39th Tarehe Sita anniversary main activities will take place in Great Luweero Area, the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has informed.
Brig Gen Richard Karemire, the Defence Spokesperson has said that the 2020 celebrations which will commence on January 18 will cover districts of Luweero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola and Wakiso (Busiro North).
“This area has been chosen because of the special historical role the people played during the 1981-1986 protracted peoples’ struggle to Liberate Uganda,” said Karemire in a statement.
The celebrations will be held under the theme “Consolidating the UPDF strategic partnership with the people to guard gains of liberation.”
Brig Karemire, however, said that the UPDF wherever it is deployed, will conduct a range of civil-military activities in support of the local areas.
“These will be aimed at fostering harmony between the forces and the people by working with communities to conduct cleaning of institutions, urban centres, tree planting, engineering works and medical camps. Members of the public in these areas are encouraged to participate and take maximum advantage of these services,” he said.
The following functions have been scheduled as part of the general program of activities:
1. National launch: Tuesday, January 18, 2020, at 9: 00 am at Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs/UPDF Headquarters – Mbuya.
2. Regional launch: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Timuna Senior Secondary School – Kasangombe Sub County – Nakaseke District.
3. District launches: To be conducted on January 30, 2020, at the following centres:
a. St Francis Health Centre III Migyera – Nakasongola District
b. Makulubita Health Centre III – Luwero District
c. Kiziba Health Centre III Masulita (Busiro North) – Wakiso District
4. Main celebrations: To be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Butalangu Grounds – Nakaseke District.