By; Charles Katabalwa
Today October 9th Uganda is celebrating 56 years since it became independent from the British Colonialists. The main celebrations are taking place in Kyotera Mutukula highway, Kasese sub county, Kyotera District
The theme is: “STANDING TALL TO CELEBRATE 56 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE”. 100 people will receive medals to be bestowed upon by President Yoweri Museveni as the chief guests.
The celebrations come at a time when Uganda is still under the longest serving regime of the National Resistance Movement led by President Museveni since 1986.
Contributions in terms of social infrastructure have been marked with big projects like Karuma and Isimba Hydro power plants, roads and soon embarking on the standard gauge railway.
However the opposition says it has been suffocated for all the years under the current regime not forgetting the high levels of corruption and insecurity that has left Muslim clerics, police and army officers a member of parliament and civilians killed by yet unknown gunmen.