IBANDA – Hannington Agaba, a Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) ranger, who saved a number of people from raging floods in Bundibugyo District last year, was on Sunday, January 26, 2020 given a medal at the 34th NRM Liberation Day celebrations in Ibanda District.
Agaba, who has also been promoted from a corporal to a lieutenant, said despite the medal, he was trained to serve the country.
“I was trained to serve. Patriotism guides me and all I care about is serving my country in whatever way. People have been calling, my phone is full of messages and am really thankful that the media took my gesture positively but that has not changed my character,” he told journalists.
He added: “I will keep conserving the environment, helping people and making Uganda better. That is what I stand for, not the ranks, not the publicity or media buzz about me,” he added.
Agaba was in December given Shs2 million from Arrow Security Group for his act of heroism.