Kampala Mayor Heads NRM Cardres in Setting Museveni’s 79th Birthday

By Benjamin Mwibo

The Kampala central Mayor holding the NRM ticket has championed , together with the office of the National Chairperson led by Hajjati Hadijah Namyalo Uzeiye the presidential birthday celebrations.

The birthday is to occur on the 15th of sept next months at kololo air strip and expect atleast 100,000 Ugandans to attend the ceremony, said the National Chairperson Coordinator , Hadija Namyalo Uzeiye on Tuesday in kampala.

According to her, ” the theme for the birthday celebrations is , Celebrating Jjaja, Lessons From the Battles of Katonga.”

Some of the objectives of the ceremony is to provide critical focus on the life and revolutionary struggles of Jajja, to provide critical focus on the revolutionary struggles of the African people for fundamental transformation including the youth and women, to celebrate Jjajja our leaders and hope and to draw lessons from the historical battles of Katonga that raged from September to November 1985 with Gen Salim Saleh’s forces capturing the Western end of Katonga bridge in September 1985, as Masaka and Mbarara were besieged by the NRA, she described.

Masaka UNLA forces surrendered in late November 1985, the stage was now set for the final offensive to take Kampala in January 1985, said Namyalo.

She However explained that the birthday celebrations shall host participants from Katonga the veterans and their children, national political leaders, religious leaders, cultural leaders, diplomats, youth and student leaders, Kampala metropolitan leaders, market vendors, representatives of transport sector among others

Ndiyo Jackson , youth chairperson from Katonga, kyegegwa noted that the celebrations also helps them to understand and feel that people of Katonga are also remembered like the Luweero Triangle, because it is their uncles, fathers, mothers and aunties supported the liberation struggle.

Therefore there’s Need to have constructed roads in the region, good health services , security and education improved, he said.

Ndiyo also urged the youth stop being beggers but instead be innovative, fight unemployment and present ideas to the president for support.

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