UPDF tarehe sita thanksgiving ceremony held in Kololo
The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) and the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) today held a thanksgiving ceremony at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds, Kampala to wrap the 10th Tarehe Sita activities.
The main function was conducted at Butalangu grounds, Kiwoko in Nakaseke district, a couple of weeks ago.
The function was characterized by praises, worship and dance was held under the theme “…Take Up Your Son” with focus on two key points; thanking God for the children of the liberation as a key gain of the struggle and the socioeconomic transformation of Uganda.
Children of both living and fallen soldiers of the UPDF read the Bible.
Prayed for the UPDF, UPDF Families, the Nation & the Youth.
Several groups entertained the gathering including; the Military Christian Wives Fellowship, Watoto wa Jeshi group and popular gospel artistes.
The President of the Republic of Uganda and the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, HE Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was the chief guest at the function.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni thanked the Officers and Militants of the UPDF for their service to the nation.
Mr Museveni also applauded the families of the men and women in uniform for giving them the necessary physical and moral support that enables them execute their duties to the nation.
‘I am pleasantly surprised to find out that there are many God fearing people in the UPDF’, says Mr Museveni.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya said that the country expects a lot from the UPDF but this should be reciprocated with the necessary support.
The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi said the focus of this year’s theme was children of combatants and the combatants’ spouses.
“Through our children we celebrate our heritage,” Gen Muhoozi said.
He asked the Youth to ensure responsible living and use their parents as examples.
The Preacher of the day
Pastor Kayanja called upon parents to pray for their children to grow into useful personalities to their motherland.