“Striving for a prosperous people and country: The meaning of true independence."
It is 53 years since Uganda gained independence from Britain. As usual, the government organized celebrations, this time in Gulu municipality.
The celebrations are being held under the theme:“Striving for a prosperous people and country: The meaning of true independence."
Kenyan deputy president, William Ruto gave a short speech on behalf of Kenyans by thanking the President for inviting him to represent Kenya on "this historic and important celebrations".
"I bring very warm greetings from your brother President Uhuru Kenyatta and the people of the Republic of Kenya. Your brothers and sisters in Kenya celebrate with you".
President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni also gave a speech touching assuring the celebrants that government will prioritize the NAADS programme the same way they did with roads.
He added his government will set up a fund for youths to set up process units for maize, milk, fruits, honey rice at every sub-county.
Museveni promised his nation of security and peaceful elections as election 2016 draws nearer. “I told you we would bring peace and we did. The peace here will stay. Nobody will cause violence. Election violence is a sign of backwardness. When there are elections in Germany, UK nobody gets worried of violence. Now that we have peace in Uganda, the sky is the limit.”