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UPDF soldiers pick up garbage in Jinja town on Monday. DPU photo

39th Tarehe Sita: Army Cleans Jinja Town

posted onFebruary 4, 2020

By Kampala Post Reporter

UPDF soldiers from Jinja Cantonment and Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka on Monday cleaned Jinja town, as part of the civil military activities ahead of the 39th Tarehe Sita celebrations scheduled for Wednesday.

Tarehe sita is an annual event held on 6th February to mark the National Resistance Army’s first attack on Kabamba Barracks in Mubende on 6th February 1981 which resulted into a five year bush war that led the NRM to power in 1986. This year’s celebrations will be held in Nakaseke district.

The soldiers led by the Commandant Non-Commissioned Officers Academy (NCOA) Col Saad Katemba kicked off the activities by matching from Gadafi barracks to Jinja town. The soldiers cleaned Jinja Market to the excitement of the vendors.

The Chief participant Col Katemba said these civil military activities help UPDF to identify with the people by giving back to them whatever is within the Army's means as a token of appreciation. "This is so because people are the foundation of the UPDF and this stretches back in our history," he said.

In his remarks, the RDC Jinja, Eric Sakwa said the day reflects the foundation of UPDF that is based on discipline and hard work, which he said must be maintained. He appreciated the cleaning of Jinja town and asked the leadership and residents to emulate.

The RDC also asked the soldiers to remain vigilant and ready to deal with any one that tries to destabilize peace in Uganda. The Deputy Mayor Jinja Municipality, Medius Asiimwe thanked the Commander in Chief and the entire UPDF for championing peace in Uganda.

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