The ruling NRM party will on Jan. 26 celebrate its 35th anniversary, according to the Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo.
It's on this day in 1986 that Radio Uganda announced that Yoweri Museveni, who had led a protracted war -- had captured Kampala and taken over as the president of the pearl of Africa.
President Museveni won the 2021 elections, getting another 5 years as the head of state.
This year the NRM will celebrate the anniversary under the theme 'Celebrating the 35th NRM/A Victory Day: A Call to Play our Duty in Securing our Nation's Future'.
Museveni will be the chief guest at the main event that will be attended by "very few people not exceeding 50", according to Minister Mbayo.
“There will not be the traditional programmes and fanfare because as a country we are still adhering to the Ministry of Health directives of observing the Standard Operating Procedures as we manage the Covid-19 pandemic,” the minister said.
“The day's few programmes will be aired live on all channels of our national broadcaster, the UBC. UBC will also provide the feed to other broadcasters in the country and indeed the rest of the world for them to equally relay the function to their viewers.”
According to the minister, Uganda's economic growth has averaged 7% over the last 30 years.
“We have sustained single-digit inflation over a long time to date,” she said.
“Government will be implementing National Development Plan (NDP) III and focus on strategic objectives such as enhancing value addition to the productive sectors which include agro-processing, mineral led industrialization, oil refinery among others.”