President Yoweri Museveni has been decorated with Father of the Nation Gold Medal by Ugandans at a ceremony held at Kololo Airstrip.
The presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, says Museveni has been decorated for leading the liberation struggle, restoring peace and security, and steering Uganda to growth and development.
The group of NRM members that is behind the decoration is known as “Weebale Museveni group”.
The group says the gold medal is in recognition of the president’s efforts to maintain peace and develop the country.
Tezira Sajjabi, the patron of the group which is made up of small-scale entrepreneurs all-over the country and other pro-NRM supporters said Museveni deserves the title of “Father-of the-Nation” for having transformed the country in all aspects.
“We decided to organize a special day to appreciate the tireless effort you have rendered to motherland Uganda since 1986,” Tezira said.
He added: “Let people not see staying in power as a deterrent but as a sacrifice you are rendering to us. So, we have to reward your tireless service.”