The Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has called for the erection of monuments in honor of Uganda's military heroes including President Yoweri Museveni and Gen Salim Saleh.
Gen Kainerugaba in a tweet said the same should be done for Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Fred Rwigyema in Rwanda's towns.
President Paul Kagame and Gen Rwigyema were Rwandan refugees in Uganda who fought alongside President Museveni and Gen Saleh among others during the 1981-85 war to liberate Uganda from the shackles of dictatorship.
The greatest military heroes in Africa's history. Generals Museveni, Saleh, Rwigyema and Kagame. They achieved the impossible. We should build statues in their honour in every town in Uganda and Rwanda," said Gen Kainerugaba in his message.
This is not the first time Gen Kainerugaba is paying tribute to the four Generals.
About two months ago, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba sent out a tweet saying that President Museveni's success as a revolutionary wouldn't have been possible without the contribution of Rwanda's president Paul Kagame, former NRA hero Maj Gen Fred Rwigyema and Gen Caleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Saleh.
"A couple of weeks ago I tweeted that General @KagutaMuseveni was the greatest General in African history, this is true but he couldn't have achieved this without General Kagame, General Saleh and General Rwigema. These four are the greatest Generals in Africa," Gen Kainerugaba tweeted then.
Last year, Gen Kainerugaba cited the need for a war museum to document and preserve Uganda’s past wars and political troubles.
This was during his 45th birthday dinner organized by his friends from the military, Parliament and civil services, at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
“Since we have a lot of young leaders here tonight, I would like to request that we work together to address this dangerous lack of information amongst the youth. For example, I don’t see why we cannot have a memorial museum, or expand the existing museum to include the many wars, rebellions and political upheavals our country went through. Can our leaders in government and Parliament work on this?” he asked.
Significance of the Museum
Gen Kainerugaba said the museum would help the youth understand how Uganda went through turbulence to achieve the current stability.
He said it is dangerous for a country not to know its history and risks repeating the tragedies of the past.
Gen Kainerugaba told his guests that he was celebrating his birthday in public for the first time since 1986 when the National Resistance Movement captured power.