Museveni shares NRA guerrillas legacy


President Museveni has given a testimony regarding NRA experiences during the liberation struggle of 1981- 1986.

The President confessed yesterday in Masuliita during the commissioning and hand-over ceremony of the new Masuliita Church of Uganda Parish church building.

He made particular reference to events in Kakiri and Masuliita in Wakiso district that laid part of the foundation to the struggle.

He used the occasion took to introduce a good number of war veterans who played leading roles during the bush war.

He commended them for their heroic acts that enabled Uganda attain peace. He paid glowing tribute to the late Ms. Naalima of Masuliita for her active role.

Museveni said their first priority was to ensure national peace and security through the defeat of retrogressive forces like the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

He added that the Government also had to attract investors in order to promote the national tax base to enable government handle a host of projects such as infrastructure development.

President Museveni pledged to build the Mawale – Dambo – Kakiri road to serve the people and also as a memory of the protracted people’s struggle.

He assured them that since the NRM Government has acquired new road construction equipment, that arrangement would enable districts throughout the country to work on feeder roads.

State Minister for Teso Affairs, Hon. Amongin Aporu Christine Hellen, on behalf of Luweero Triangle Minister, reported that President Museveni has fulfilled the national motto ‘For God and My Country’ through the building of Masuliita Church while Bishop Paul Luzinda lauded the President for the generosity in putting up the structure.

Brig. Proscovia Nalweyiso, who is Senior Presidential Assistant on Defence and Security, thanked President Museveni for his gesture of building a place of worship for the people of Masuliita.

She revealed that she personally supervised the construction works that took 4 months, cost Shs.487 million.

Lt. Col. Jacob Asiimwe, one of the liberation war fighters, revealed that the fighters who worked closely with the people in April 1981 made big strides in the attack on Kakiri barracks.

He said that UNLA soldiers who pitched their camp in the premises damaged the old church.

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