Uganda marks 58th Independence Day fete

Esther Mbayo

Today, Friday October 9, 2020, Uganda is celebrating its 58th independence day anniversary.

Hon. Esther Mbayo, the Minister for the Presidency, said unlike in the past, this year’s celebrations will be held in a “scientific” manner.

In other words, very few people not will join H.E the president Museveni at State House, Entebbe and be part of these celebrations.

This year’s theme is; “Celebrating Uganda’s steady progress towards economic take off and self-sustaining economic growth”.


The Chief Guest will be H.E President Yoweri Museveni.

There will not be the traditional programmes and fanfare because as a country we are still observing the Ministry of Health directives of observing Standard Operating Procedures as we manage the Covid_19 pandemic.

The day’s few programmes will be aired live on all channels of our national broadcaster, UBC TV.

As most of us are aware, Uganda got her independence in 1962 from then colonial masters, the British.

However, like Kwame Nkrumah once observed; “Those who would judge us merely by the heights we have achieved would do well to remember the depths from which we started.”

“No words can sum it up better as we are all familiar with our colonial era journey and its ups and downs. Tribute also goes to all those who have paid the supreme sacrifices in the cause of nation-building,” Mbayo said.



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