Luwero Tarehe Sita celebrations
Brig Karemire: Greater Luwero to Host 2020 Tarehe Sita Celebrations. File Photo

Greater Luwero to host Tarehe Sita celebrations at the Butalangu grounds in Nakaseke District

The greater Luwero area is set to host the 39th Tarehe Sita celebrations on the 6th of February 2020, at the Butalangu grounds in Nakaseke District.

As part of the activity, the UPDF will conduct a range of civil-military activities that include medical camps, cleaning and tree planting aimed at fostering harmony between the forces and the people.

Under the theme: “Consolidated UPDF partnership with the people to guard the gained liberation.

UPDF’s spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire says the reason why they chose to conduct the 39th Tarehe Sita celebrations in greater Luwero, is because of the significant role that the greater Luwero played during the liberation war.

“Without the people, the UPDF or the NRA as it was called before would not have survived. It’s through the people that we got the recruits, it’s the people that fed the UPDF, it’s the people that gave intelligence to them that enabled the fighters to conduct the operations of lib

Luwero Tarehe Sita celebrations
Brig Karemire: Greater Luwero to Host 2020 Tarehe Sita Celebrations. File Photo

Brig Karemire says the UPDF will conduct a range of civil-military duties around the country during the security forces week.

“We shall have the National launch on Tuesday of 28th of January at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters here in Mbuya. Then we have the regional launch on Wednesday the 29th at Timuna Senior Secondary School in Kasango Sub-County in Nakaseke District. There w

Tarehe Sita a Swahili word, is an annual celebration for the UPDF every 6th February to mark the NRA military competence using 27 guns.

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NRA which later became UPDF launched the first guerrilla attack in 1981 on Kabamba Barracks that culminated into the five-year guerrilla war that eventually propelled NRM to power in 1986.

Since then, the UPDF has been commemorating “Tarehe Sita” which is always preceded by a week-long activity by soldiers to enhance civil-military relations.