Brigadier Patrick Mwesigye, the Commissioner for Patriotism in the Office of the President has reiterated the need for youths in the country and all Ugandans to embrace the spirit patriotism as a way of ensuring to lasting unity, peace, good governance and national development.
He says that there is no way a country can develop when people are not nationalistic.
“The youths must embrace patriotism. They must be convinced to engage in all government programs as citizens of the country to easily promote unity and development,” said Brig. Mwesigye.
Mwesigye was on Saturday presiding over at the pass out of 709 patriots from National Teachers College Kabale, held at Benjamin stadium in Kabale municipality.
He remained the trainees that President Yoweri Museveni launched the patriotism program in 2009 with the aim of inculcating discipline, good norms and values to citizens and transforming their mindset.
Mwesigye however expressed disappointment that the program is facing a lot of criticism among Ugandans which is hindering the development of the country.
Benjamin Turyahikayo the Principal of National Teachers College Kabale asked the students to use the skills acquired from training to fight sectarianism, preach the gospel of love, unity, peace, reconciliation.