Former Prime Minister Kintu Musoke has praised President Museveni for his visionary leadership that has made Uganda stable and peaceful for the last 29 years. Kintu Musoke who was speaking during the 34th Tarehe Sita celebrations held at Comprehensive Secondary School in Nakiwogo Entebbe urged Ugandans to shun sectarianism, tribalism, petty squabbles and instead embrace unity and togetherness.
“We should utilize the prevailing peace and stability ushered in by the National Resistance Army (NRA) now Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) to improve household incomes by embracing several government Programs such as NAADS” Kintu Musoke emphasized.
“In 1971 at just 27 years Museveni was able to envisage that Ugandans would suffer under Idi Amin’s regime he immediately left for exile to Tanzania, he advised many of us to join him but we were adamant” Musoke narrated.
“During the 1980 elections Museveni warned that he would go to the bush if the elections were rigged we thought he was joking. Now 34 years later we are celebrating several achievements of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) courtesy of President Museveni’s visionary leadership” Kintu Musoke continued.
Every year on 6th February the UPDF celebrates Tarehe Sita to remember the day when the National Resistance Army (NRA) guerillas first attacked Kabamba Military Barracks in Mubende on 6th February 1981 to officially launch the protracted armed struggle that would eventually usher in the National Resistance Movement Government on January 26, 1986.
The day’s celebrations in Entebbe began with an army parade at the Muzinga Park including several NRM Party groups and schools who later marched in a procession to the Entebbe Comprehensive Secondary School with the Uganda Peoples Defence Air force brass band leading the way.
The main celebrations were held in Karamoja under the theme: Celebrating the Integration of Karamoja into the National Economy, Dividends of Disarmament Through Partnerships with the People and their Defence Forces for SocioEconomic Transformation.
The celebrations were attended by several NRM politicians in Entebbe including Aspiring Members of Parliament Entebbe Municipality Patience Mubangizi, Chris Sebuliba, Amon Muzoora, LCIII Aspiring chairmen Sempala Twaha and Paul Zikuliza, Former Member of Parliament David Batyike Matovu (1996-2006), former Mayor Kabuye Stephen, Former LCIII Chairman Division B Ssesanga Joseph and currently eyeing the mayor ship seat and current Mayor Kayanja Vincent Depaul.