By Vanansio Kakogoso
As Uganda celebrates heroes’ day today, Army veterans in Kabale district want governmnet to compesate their families for their involvement in the 1981-1986 Struggle that ushered the National Resistance Movement government into power
The Veterans said that the families of people who fought are leaving in sorry state yet they shed blood to save the country
The Kigezi Region Veterans Chairperson Caleb Turyamutunga, said that many army veterans who died left orphans and widows and they are suffering without any help. He added that as the theme says, government should remember them since they shed blood to save the nation.
Heroes’ Day is a special day observed in many countries to commemorate the countries’ national heroes. Hundreds of Ugandans sacrificed their lives so that Uganda could be liberated from the autocratic leadership of the past regimes.
In 1985 that the National Resistance Army (NRA) government came to power led by Yoweri Museveni who said that the change was fundamental and basic in the political scene of Uganda..
The theme for the 29th Heroes’ Day Anniversary celebrations is: “Remembering our Heroes who kept the faith and fought the fight; the duty to enrich their gains is ours”. The National celebrations will be held at Birembo sub-county in Kakumiro District, and President Yoweri Museveni is expected to be the Chief Guest
The Kabale district Chairman Patrick Besigye Keihwa said that Kabale district will not celebrate the day but it will join the rest of the country to celebrate it. He however asked Ugandans to guard the peace and stability which was ushered in, especially in these days where Ugandans are being kidnapped and murdered every day.
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