Greater Mbarara to host Tarehe Sita celebrations 2023
Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has embarked on a series of activities in the greater Mbarara in preparation for Terehe Sita 2023, celebrated every February 6.
Brig Gen Paul Muhanguzi, the UPDF 2nd. Division commander said he is currently leading a team from the ministry of defence and veteran affairs on a fact finding mission in Greater Mbarara with an objective of identifying sectors which UPDF will support during the celebrations.
Brig.Gen. Muhanguzi , revealed that the UPDF leadership decided to bring next year’s Tarehe Sita Celebrations to greater Mbarara which is made up of; Mbarara city, Mbarara district, Isingiro, Rwampara, Ibanda ,Kazo and Kiruhura districts.
Didas Tabaro, the LC V chairperson Mbarara District appreciated UPDF for rendering support to Schools and hospitals in the district which he says will change the face of the District in both education and health.
Tabaro also noted that Mbarara district participated and sacrificed to offer recruitment services for FRONASA patriots more especially people from Ogwengoma in Rutooma Kashari south and they need special recognition.
The select projects expected to be worked on by the UPDF and handed over by February 05, 2023 include; Mbarara district Bwizibwera Health Center IV which has been chosen to rehabilitate the Out Patients ‘Department ward, Rutooma Integrated primary school for construction of two classroom block to replace the dilapidated three classroom block in memory of late Sam Magara who died in the struggle and Rubindi Boys primary school that was affected by 1971 and 1985 liberation wars among others.
Col Nelson Aheebwa, the Deputy Chief of Commissar UPDF says as UPDF they intend to fund out areas of possible cooperation with selected local governments as part of celebrating Tarehe Sita 2023.
Tarehe Sita marks the day National Resistance Army (NRA) rebels launched an attack on Kabamba barracks as part of their military campaign against the Milton Obote-led government on February 6th, 1981 which later ushered in the leadership of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government.