Uganda will on Thursday June, 9th commemorate the 35th heroes day. The national celebrations will take place at Ssi Sub county, Buikwe district, on the shores of Lake Victoria.
According to the government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, says this year’s Heroes Day will be celebrated under the theme; “Concretizing the gains of our Heroes is a duty for every Ugandan.”
The 35 years celebrate a day an NRM supporter, Eddidian Babumba Mukiibi Luttamaguzi was murdered by the fascist second UPC regime. The government decided to use the same day to pay tribute to some of the country’s forbearers.
The chief guest will be President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who will give out various categories of medals to 650 recipients and will be accompanied by many local and foreign guests.
Since the National Honours and Awards law was enacted in 2001, over 18,000 medals of various categories have been awarded, some of foreign Heads of State.
From the theme, it means that every Ugandan by their contributions however modest is expected to know and take as their duty and obligation to build Uganda through hard and honest works so as to pay vigil and eternal tribute to our heroes and champions and ourselves to strive to be role models to future generations.
According to Ofwono Opondo, Buikwe was chosen to host this year’s festivities because of its historical contribution to the liberation struggle especially hosting another liberation movement (UFM) that was led by the late Lutakome Kayiira.