By Fred Kiva
Celebrations are underway to mark Uganda’s 55th independence anniversary. The celebrations are being held at the Municipal Grounds in Bushenyi district. Uganda attained self rule from the British Colonial Masters on October 9, 1962.
This year’s celebration is under the theme, “Uganda’s freedom must be anchored in the spirit of hard work, resilience and commitment.”
The Guest of Honour who is President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has already arrived at the function venue.
His Highness, the Aga Khan is the special guest and he will be honoured with an independence medal for his immense economic contribution to the development of the country and the whole world. He arrived in the country on Sunday. Ten medals will be awarded during the event.
Many other dignitaries both local and international are in attendance.