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Kazo district to benefit from 2023 Tarehe Sita activities

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has kicked off preparations for 41st Tarehe Sita celebrations to be held on 6th February 2023 in greater Mbarara.

Greater Mbarara constitutes of Mbarara city, Mbarara district, Isingiro, Ibanda, Rwampara, Kiruhura and Kazo districts.

To celebrate this day, the UPDF has since customized the tradition of celebrating defense forces’ week and Tarehe Sita on a regional rotational basis where it carries out various civil-military cooperation activities intended to recognize and give back to the people of Uganda as a token of appreciation.

During a meeting with UPDF officials led by Brig Gen Emmanuel Rwashande together with local leaders of Kazo district on Wednesday last week, ways on how the local community will benefit from the celebrations were given priority.

Representatives from UPDF pose for a photo with Kazo district leadership after the meeting on Wednesday.

Col Deo Akiiki, the UPDF deputy spokesperson said as UPDF, they want to extend a helping hand to the local community by renovating different public centers like schools and hospitals in greater Mbarara. 

The select projects to benefit from this initiative by the UPDF in Kazo district include; Kyengando-Orushango and Akati-Kamukwenda Bridges which they will construct,  Ngomba health centre II  where they will construct one structure, Kyabwayera primary school where they will also construct class room blocks, Migina health centre II where they will do renovations,  Rwemikoma primary school where they will construct two classrooms, Burunga Buyanga dam where they will do desilting and Kiguma primary school in Burunga which will construct at least one classroom block in honour of Late Gen Elly Tumwine and late historical Sheff Ali.

Rev Samuel Mugisha Katugunda, the LC V chairperson Kazo District appreciated UPDF for rendering support to people of Kazo through among other things constructing some of bridges, Schools and hospitals in the district which he says will change the face of the District in both education and health.

Addressing the media at the sidelines of the tour, Hon Dan Kimosho, the MP Kazo constituency commended UPDF for considering Kazo district saying that it will change the status of some sectors like education and Hospitals in the district.

It will be remembered that it was a suggestion of Hon Kimosho, to have Kazo district host the Tarehe sita and now the district is set to have the regional launch for Tarehe Sita’s 41st celebrations.

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.

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