IN PICTURES: Uganda Remembers Fallen Heroes

order geneva;”>President Yoweri Museveni who presided over the function of laying wreaths and holding of prayers at the monument, where remains of some of the victims of the liberation struggle were buried, urged the national to immortalize the fallen heroes.

796 victims slaughtered by the state agents were buried at Wakyato during the 1970s and early 1980s before the NRA seized power.

Museveni poses for a photo with honoured army officers

The heroes were remembered for their fight against political and socio- economic ills that Uganda faced during the first two and half decades of independence.

According to Presidency Minister, Frank Tumwebaze, celebrating the Heroes’ Day was also in “the context of the vision 2040 that has been launched and therefore makes very encouraging prospects for Uganda.”


Some of the cultural leaders who attended the ceremony

“Let each Ugandan get committed to protecting and consolidating the values laid down by our heroes and the achievements registered so that we bravely face the new challenges ahead,’’ appealed the minister.

Museveni shakes hands with CDF, Gen Katumba Wamara

Museveni enjoying company of medalists

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