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Uganda Celebrates Her 33rd Heroes’ Day

By Melanie Aanyu,

Uganda is today celebrating her 33rd Heroes’ Day anniversary, an annual event to pay tribute to people who exemplified and defended the highest values of patriotism and sacrifice for the wellbeing of the country and its citizens.

This year’s Heroes Day will be held at Kololo Independence Grounds under the theme: “An opportunity to consolidate our efforts in securing Uganda”
President Museveni will preside over the celebrations.

The President is expected to give out at least 100 medals to countrymen and women who have made outstanding contributions towards the development of the country.

The revelation was made by the State Minister in charge of Economic Monitoring in the office of the President, Mr Peter Ogwang, while addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre .

According to the awards list, at least 34 Ugandans will receive the 50th anniversary golden jubilee medal, which will be awarded in recognition for their outstanding service and loyalty to the country.

The President will also give out 17 Nalubale medals to those who have contributed to the political development of Uganda while 18 medals will be given to those Ugandans who joined the armed struggle against dictatorship in Uganda.

Five Damu medals will be given to the members of the military who were wounded in action or for having died in action during the liberation struggle while four medals will be given to long-serving police who have served for more than 30 years among others.