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The Special Forces Command (SFC) has unveiled a Statue in honor of President Yoweri Museveni ahead of the 40th Tarehe Sita celebrations.
President Museveni’s Statue was unveiled by the SFC Commander Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba in the presence of the UPDF Joint Chief of Staff Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu among other senior SFC officers.
The function was also witnessed by the Russian Defense Attaché to Uganda Col Alexander Grigoriev and his assistant Lt Col Tarasov.
The Statue is erected at the new headquarters of the Special Forces Command also named the General Yoweri Museveni House.
Muhoozi Kainerugaba who also doubles as the Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations asked other UPDF services to emulate the Special Forces Command to erect monuments for future reference by generations to come.
“Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been leading us to victory right from 1971 up to now, 50 years of exemplary leadership,” he said.
On Saturday, the UPDF will commemorate the 40th Tarehe Sita celebrations to mark 40 years when 40 combatants took to the Luwero bushes through the attack at Kabamba on this exact date to launch an epic five-year struggle that ushered the National Resistance Movement into power.
The attack on Kabamba led to the formation of the National Resistance Army which later metamorphosed into the current army, the Uganda People’s Defense Forces.
Tarehe Sita is therefore meant to celebrate the creation of the UPDF and this year’s celebrations will be held under the theme,” Celebrating UPDF at 40; fruits of a fulfilled partnership of maintaining and consolidating peoples’ security, stability and prosperity”.