Kasese district local Government celebrated 43rd Tarehe Sita anniversary yesterday 7th February 2024 in Hima town council, under the theme: “Celebrating the people’s struggle for unity, security and peace for social economic transformation”.
The event organized by UPDF in conjunction with Kasese District Local government was presided over by the Resident District Commissioner LT.Joe Walusimbi and in attendance was sizable representation of the army, political leaders, technical leaders and members of the public.
Tarehe Sita, is a commemoration of the February 6, 1981 when the five-year guerilla war that brought President Museveni to power was launched, with an attack on Kabamba Military Barracks.
The function was commemorated with a series of activities by UPDF united with the community including blood donation , screening of HIV and cervical cancer, cleaning of town prior to the event, band matching and a football match between UPDF and the community.
Speaking at the function, the RDC LT. Joe Walusimbi commended his Excellency the president of the republic of Uganda for building a highly disciplined army.
He asked UPDF to maintain their discipline and royalty to the people however, without compromising their core mandate of keeping security of the people and the territorial boarders.
He also hailed the Brig. Commander and the RPC for the good collaboration in keeping the security of Kasese district.
The Brig Commander, Kabira barracks Col. Nabimanya Saulo who was in lead of organizing the Tarehe Sita commemoration in Kasese, called upon members of the community to scale up their collaboration with security in keeping security of the district.
He asked asked everyone to ensure they have contacts of the security team for easy communication in case any security issue rises and to stop going through a long protocol to raise a security alert.
He assured the community of UPDF commitment to keep security of Kasese and asked for positive collaboration.
Col. Nabimanya said that as UPDF, they are commemorating the Tarehe sita to recognize the contribution of UPDF in transforming this country and to remember the fallen soldiers who died in the struggle of liberating this country.
At the same event, the Regional Police Commander Rwenzori East, SSP Nanoka Moses hailed Museveni for achieving comprehensive transformation in both political and civil service since he took over power.
He asked all the security forces to embrace other government programs and utilize different initiatives of government to improve their welfare.
The district Chairperson, Hon Muhindi Erifaz Bukombi appreciated UPDF for keeping security of the boarder and the community for the positive collaboration.
He asked the community to continue working with UPDF to transform for comprehensive tranformation.
Hon .Muhindi asked the RDC to consider organizing and an ideological orientation in Kyangwazi on mindset change.
He appreciated all efforts made to organize a successful Tarehe sita commemoration in Kasese.