The people of Kitgum District have expressed pleasure at UPDF decision to celebrate the 38th Tarehe Sita Anniversary.
This was during a meeting between the UPDF and local district leaders today Tuesday 15th January 2019 at the Kitgum Town Council Hall. Tarehe Sita, held annually on 6th February, has become a day in history when Uganda marks the birth of the NRA/UPDF and also the launch of another phase in the struggle by the population against misrule in Uganda.
Addressing the meeting, the UPDF Chief Political Commissar Brig Henry Masiko commended the people of Acholi region for the immense contribution working with the UPDF to bring peace and stability in the area.
It is such peace that has led to the ongoing development in the region.
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 29th January 2019, the UPDF 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.
In these districts, the UPDF will run a series of medical outreach activities and limited engineering works targeting especially health and education facilities.
During the meeting, the leaders also appreciated UPDF for pacifying the whole country. The District meeting was Chaired by the Resident District Commissioner Kitgum Mr Omara Chris and attended by the Deputy LC V Chairman Mr Jackson Omona, the Defence Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire and other heads of departments among others.