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Tarehe Sita: UPDF now fights bedbugs

On January 26, 1986, the National Resistance Army (NRA), under the wing of the political National Resistance Movement (NRM), ousted a government that represented years of civil rights and offenses.

The Uganda People’s Defence Force on Thursday launched the Terehe Sita Week at KCCA Gardens with a call for a closer working relationship between the Army and Civilians.

Tarehe Sita, loosely translated as ‘February 6’, is the day when National Resistance Army, now UPDF, made the first attack of Uganda’s Liberation at Kabamba barracks in 1981.

The main celebrations are on Saturday at Kololo Independence ground, according to army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda.

The week’s activities were launched yesterday 29/Jan/2016 at Division levels:Kawempe Division @Kawempe Muslim P/S, Makindye Division Kibuli PTC, Rubaga Division Kitebi P/S, Nakawa Division Kiswa P/S and Central Division @Nakivubo Blue Primary School.

Maj Gen Oketta launched Tarehe Sita at Central Division @Nakivubo Blue Primary School.

Prof Mondo Kagonyera launched Tarehe Sita Week in Rubaga Division at Wankulukuku Stadium in conjunction with Brigadier Ddiba Sentongo.

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Nakawa Division RCC J Kemigisha launched Tarehe Sita Week at Kiswa Primary school.

Fighting bedbugs

Presiding over the launch, Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala, said UPDF soldiers are embarking on ridding selected areas in Kampala of bedbugs.

The soldiers would also turn “guns” on insects that transmit disease through conducting door to door residual spraying.

Katumba said the activity would be carried out together with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) guiding them on identifying infested areas.

KCCA claims there are bed bugs in homes, hostels university halls and lodges in Kampala especially in Katanga, Kifumbira, Kamwokya and Bwaise.

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