BUGWERI – The President of Uganda and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, His Excellency Gen. (Rtd) Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has honored the people of Busoga for their steadfast contribution during Uganda’s liberation struggles.
Officiating at the 43rd Tarehe Sita anniversary celebrations in Busesa, Bugweri district, Busoga sub-region, the President was accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Maama Janet Kataaha Museveni.
“I salute the people of Busoga who played a crucial role in our struggles. Some of today’s medal recipients are descendants of those who suffered under Idi Amin’s regime,” President Museveni remarked, acknowledging the sacrifices made.
Reflecting on the dark periods of Uganda’s history, President Museveni highlighted the significant loss of life in 1966 and 1986, with around 800,000 casualties attributed to government actions and nearly 300,000 lives lost in the Luwero triangle alone.
Expressing gratitude to neighboring countries, especially Tanzania and Mozambique, for their support during Uganda’s fight against oppression, President Museveni credited Uganda’s development to the acceptance and implementation of visionary ideas.
He thanked the Ugandan people for embracing these ideas, emphasizing their role in the nation’s progress despite the persistent challenge of corruption hampering service delivery.
Regarding security, the President stressed the importance of regional collaboration in addressing emerging threats, citing the need for regional intervention. He expressed satisfaction with current relations with neighboring countries and advocated for a regional approach to security challenges.
In memory of the late Al-Hajj Kirunda Kiveijinja, a bush war veteran and politician, President Museveni pledged to complete the district headquarters project initiated by Kiveijinja, demonstrating his commitment to fulfilling promises for Uganda’s continued development and prosperity.
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