UPDF says main activities to mark the 39th Tarehe Sita Anniversary will take place in Great Luwero Area.
The districts to be covered are; Luwero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola and Wakiso (Busiro North).
Brig Gen Richard Karemire, Defence Spokesperson, said this area has been chosen because of the special historical role the people played during the 1981-1986 protracted peoples’ struggle to Liberate Uganda.
The celebrations will be held under the theme “Consolidating the UPDF strategic partnership with the people to guard gains of liberation”.
However, during the Defence Forces week commencing on 28th January 2020, the UPDF wherever it is deployed, will conduct a range of civil military activities in support of the local areas.
These will be aimed at fostering harmony between the forces and the people by working with communities to conduct cleaning of institutions, urban centres, tree planting, engineering works and medical camps.
Members of the public in these areas are encouraged to participate and take maximum advantage of these services.
The following functions have been scheduled as part of the general program of activities:
1. National launch: Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 0900hrs at Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs/UPDF Headquarters – Mbuya.
2. Regional launch: Wednesday 29th January 2020 at Timuna Senior Secondary School – Kasangombe Sub County – Nakaseke District.
3. District launches: To be conducted on 30th January 2020 at the following centres:
a. St Francis Health Centre III Migyera – Nakasongola District
b. Makulubita Health Centre III – Luwero District
c. Kiziba Health Centre III Masulita (Busiro North) – Wakiso District
4. Main celebrations: To be held on Thursday 6th February 2020 at Butalangu Grounds – Nakaseke District.