The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) is set to celebrate its 38thTarehe Sita Anniversary in Kitgum town.
The decision was reached on Tuesday during a meeting between the army and Kitgum District local leaders at the district town council hall.
The resolution left locals excited.
Tarehe Sita, held annually on February 6, has become a day in history when Uganda marks the birth of the NRA/UPDF.
Addressing the meeting, the UPDF Chief Political Commissar Brig Henry Masiko commended the people of Acholi region for the immense contribution towards UPDF in bringing peace and stability in the area.
This year’s anniversary will be celebrated at Kitgum Core Primary Teachers College under the theme “UPDF and the People: Consolidating Peace For Sustainable Development and Prosperity.”
During the Army Week to be launched on January 29, the officers will conduct symbolic civil military activities in the whole country with main focus in the eight districts of Acholi sub region namely Kitgum, Agago, Pader, Gulu, Amuru, Lamwo, Nwoya and Omoro.
While in these districts, the UPDF will run a series of medical outreach activities and limited engineering works targeting especially health and education facilities.
The meeting was chaired by the Resident District Commissioner Kitgum Chris Omara and attended by the Deputy LC V Chairman Mr Jackson Omona, the Defence Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire and other heads of departments.