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

Kampala: Minister for presidency Esther Mbayo has said Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahamed Ali, will be hosted and awarded the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa Grand Master medal as Uganda celebrates Heroes Day.

In a press briefing held at Uganda media center, Ms. Mbayo said his Excellency Abiy Ahamed Ali has been chosen for his exceptional work towards the diversification of Africa.

Under the theme: Remembering our Heroes who kept the faith and fought the fight; the duty to enrich their gains is ours, the day’s main celebrations will take place on 9th June at Birembo Sub County in Kakumiro district with the President as the chief celebrant.

“The choice of the venue rests on circumstances surrounding the 3rd attack on Kabaamba army barracks on 8th January 1985 as the national resistance army (NRA) crossed to Nkoondo situated in Hoima district,” she said.

The declaration of Heroes Day came up after the 1989 Cabinet received and approved a proposal from the people of Kiwanda in Luwero district that the 9th June be declared Heroes day.

“During the discussions it was agreed that it was appropriate for Uganda to set up a National Heroes day in recognition of Ugandans who had sacrificed their lives in the struggle to achieve national independence, peace and democracy,” the minister said.