PM's letter declaring Public Holiday

The Uganda Government has declared tomorrow, February 24, a public holiday throughout the country.

In a statement signed by Mrs Catherine Bitakwate, the Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), indicated that this is to enable Ugandans to participate in the election of local government leaders.

Mayors, local council heads and councilors are set to be elected tomorrow countrywide.

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Last week Uganda had two public holidays just a day apiece; one on February 16 in commemoration of the day the former Archbishop of Uganda Janan Luwum was killed by former President Idi Amin Dada, and another on February 18 when the country held the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

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