KAMPALA – Lawrence Okae, the National Chairman on behalf on Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has on Wednesday, June 3, reminded Ugandans to isolate, distance and sanitise at all times as they celebrate Uganda Marty’s Day.
June 3, is Matyr’s Day that is always celebrated every year in Namugongo and draws pilgrims from Uganda, Africa and the rest of the world.
This year’s Marty’s Day, however, is to be celebrated under extra ordinary conditions and in a scientific manner.
“Because of Covid 19 pandemic threats, this year’s celebrations are being held in a scientific manner with a few guests so as to have the maximum social distancing, limited movements and close monitoring or surveillance of the limited celebrants,” read the UPC press release.
COVID-19 has greatly humbled us before God and forced us to reflect upon ourselves and our daily lives.
It is in these times, that UPC encourages us to use Matyr’s Day celebrations as part of renewal of our faith, hope, love and pray for our nation and the entire world. All this is to overcome the huge challenges imposed on humanity by COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
It’s, therefore, with a deep sense of appreciation, solidarity and brotherhood, that UPC extends her wishes as we hold Matyr’s Day celebrations and most importantly, remember to Isolate, distance and sanitise at all times.