Forty-one individuals will be awarded various medals during celebrations to mark Uganda’s 61st independence anniversary. The commemorative event will be held in Kitgum district on Monday, October 9, 2023.
The chief guest will be His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of Uganda. He will be joined by all Ugandans and dignitaries, including a special delegation from the United Arab Emirates led by their Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
“Many activities to celebrate this day have been lined up, among which will be honoring by His Excellency of 41 individuals with national medals for extraordinary roles they have performed in uplifting Uganda,” said Minister for the Presidency Milly Babalanda in a press release on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
The medals will be awarded in recognition of the individuals’ outstanding contributions to Uganda in various fields, including business, education, health, agriculture, and public service.
The recipients of the medals are yet to be announced, but they are expected to be a diverse group of Ugandans who have made significant contributions to the country’s development.
The award of national medals is a tradition that dates back to Uganda’s independence in 1962. It is a way to honor and recognize the achievements of Ugandans who have made significant contributions to the country’s development.
This year’s independence anniversary celebrations are expected to be particularly special, as they mark the 61st anniversary of Uganda’s independence. The country has made significant progress since independence, and the award of national medals is a way to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Ugandans who have played a role in this progress.