The Uganda People’s Defence Forces have officially launched the national Army week which commemorates the 42bnd TAREHE SITA anniversary to be held in greater Mbarara region on the 6th February 2023 at Kakyeeka stadium.
This was officially launched by the Deputy speaker of the parliament of Uganda Honourable Thomas Tayebwa at the CMI headquarters in Mbuya.
The 42nd TAREHE SITA celebrations are to be held under the theme ‘Recognising the sacrifice of the founders of the people’s Revolution for Social Economic Transformation.’
The deputy speaker Hon. Thomas Tayebwa opened up the launch of the Army week with a tree planting activity as he planted a mango tree at the Mbuya Barracks premises.
He went ahead to urge the Army that protects Uganda to carry on with their previous good works they do as they give back to the community through communal work and the discipline they carry in the public eye.
“I know sometimes you go through a lot pain, the trenches and war front but incase you are about to give up kindly seek refuge in the great words of Gen. George Patton Jr. who once said, The highest Obligation and Privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country. We salute you for the services to our country and to God Above.”
He remained positive a out their records they carry as a government institution protecting the country and he forwarded a 30 million Uganda shillings support from the parliament of Uganda to support their activities in the Army as they head to the celebrations of the 42nd Tarehe Sita anniversary.
“We don’t have any question on UPDF and everyone wants to work with someone with a good record, we as the parliament of Uganda have offered a support of 30 million Uganda shillings to help the Army in their 42nd TAREHE SITA celebrations.” Said Hon Thomas Tayebwa.
The ministry of Defence Forces and Veterans affairs Honourable David Bamulangaki Ssempijja was all in full praise of the 41 young patriots that launched the people’s struggle in the late 1970s till 1986 as they achieved victory after over powering a dictator rule to bring peace in the country until upto date as they transformed from NRA to the present day NRM.
The Key note speaker at the launch Honourable James Magode Ikuya the Minister of State for East African Community Affairs had a brief story about how the FRONASA transition took place breaking down the Political aspect and the military aspect.
The Commander Defence Forces General Wilson Mbadi was in full of praise to the organising committee of the 42nd TAREHE SITA celebrations.
Various corporate companies have come out in full support to push UPDF through their Army week which will be climaxed by the TAREHE SITA anniversary on the 6th February.