UGANDA: Hero’s Day to be celebrated ‘Scientifically’ – ICT Minister Nabakooba

Hero! Joshua Cheptegei wins Uganda gold at the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Denmark. /IAAF
By :
Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – Uganda will on Tuesday, June 9th 2020 celebrate the 31st Heroes’ Day anniversary, an annual event that pays tribute to people who exemplified and defended the highest values of patriotism and sacrifice for the wellbeing of the country and its citizens.

Unlike previous celebrations, next week’s event will be commemorated ‘scientifically’ due to challenges associated with COVID-19.

In a Saturday afternoon tweet, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Judith Nabakooba said; “Celebrations of this year’s National Hero’s Day scheduled for Tuesday 9th June 2020, are going to be held in a scientific way led by His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.”

Uganda owes a great debt to the sons and daughters of this country and all the other heroes who fought for Uganda to be free.

This year’s heroes Day, will be celebrated under the theme: “Celebrating a memorable day as we reflect on the selflessness of the heroes and heroines who have put nation above self.”

According to Isa Kato, the Managing Director at Pristine Tours, he says “the tree of Uganda’s liberty was watered by the hero’s blood. It is a debt the country can neither repay, nor ever forget.”

“It is also time to celebrate the success and achievements registered towards transforming the country into a modern and prosperous Nation,” he added.

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