FLASHBACK 2017: President Yoweri Museveni addresses people who turned up for the NRM/A 31st anniversary celebrations in Masindi. Photo credit/NBS TV

President Yoweri Museveni is set to preside over the 32nd Liberation Day celebrations where he will award 200 medals to people who have played critical roles in the liberation of Uganda.

In a press briefing held at Uganda Media Centre, presidency minister Esther Mbayo said this year’s celebrations will be held at the Boma Grounds in Arua on January 26th under the theme ‘Uganda’s Liberation, a significant contribution to our present and future development’.

“Government policy dictates that all national functions keep on rotating across the country such that each region gets the opportunity of hosting such critical events,” Ms. Mbayo said.

Stories Continues after ad

“On this auspicious occasion, all Ugandans irrespective of religious, political, ethnic or racial divide will come together to reflect on our thirty-two year journey as a nation,’’ she added.

On January 26, 1986 President Yoweri Museveni, the head of then rebel outfit, the National Resistance Movement/Army (NRM/A), became the 9th President of Uganda after overthrowing the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) regime of General Tito Okello Lutwa.