The Minister for the Presidency Esther Mbayo addressing journalists at the Media Centre

The Minister for the Presidency Esther Mbayo has revealed it that businessmen are to be honored on Hero’s Day on June 9, to be held in Zirobwe County, Luwero district.

Ms. Mbayo said that previously the government has been recognizing fallen soldiers but that this time it has focused on businessmen and women.

Hero’s Day to be presided by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, is meant to recognize men and women who sacrificed their lives to bring an end to tyranny in Uganda.

“The venue was chosen strategically because Luwero was very influential in NRM’s struggle for heroism for our motherland,” Ms Mbayo said during a media briefing at Uganda Media Centre.

The minister said a monument has been constructed at the venue to remember those who sacrificed their lives.

In a period of 31 years, the country has reportedly registered progress in some sectors though the opposition says the current National Resistance Movement (NRM) government has gone off track.