Significance and impact of Tarehe sita celebrations
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I am requesting for information on the Tarehe sita day commemoration by the UPDF.The history,the significance and the impact in uganda so far and how civilianshe can participate.Thank you
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TEREHE SITA: Reason to celebrate.
Tarehe Sita, is the day our army marks the attack on Kabamba barracks in 1981, on the 6th of February; which officially launched the five-year guerrilla war that eventually brought NRM to power in 1986.
The national celebrations, a culmination of week-long activities, are conducted country wide by the uniformed personnel wherever they may be based inside or outside the country. Together with the civil population the country is always reminded that the work to struggle for the good of the country must continue when thy involve in various community activities such as in healthy, cleanliness and a number of voluntary activities like construction, provision of clean water etc. The UPDF, and Ugandans in general, are justified to celebrate Tarehe Sita. the outcome of the war is worth celebrating in as far as we now have an army that most Ugandans are proud of.
In fact, of all the achievements of President Museveni and the NRM over the past years, army discipline is everywhere undisputable. In cases where soldiers have misbehaved, especially towards civilians, the resolve to punish them has been consistent.
It must also be said that UPDF has registered tremendous success in and outside the country. For example, as part of AMISOM in Somalia, it has made Uganda proud. The Army played a pivotal role in handling related terrorist attacks in Kampala in 2010, and no doubt they did a good job. Mogadishu was a no-go area when they moved in several years ago but now the city is largely secure and the country has democratically presidents.
The UPDF must also be credited for driving out rebellions from northern Uganda, even if it took a little longer. However, as Ugandans celebrate Terehe Sita, year in - year out, we must appreciate the truly national character of our army, whose core duty is to protect the state, people and their property.
Terehe Sita is the umbilical cord joining the army values and the aspiration of the people of Uganda.
Always a happy Tarehe Sita to all the UPDF and the entire peace loving Ugandan.