masabahouse (masabahouse) wrote,

Medal dividends in Uganda for positive contribution to nationhood

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni, his wife Janet and former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi were among the over 190 persons honoured with national medals yesterday for their contribution to the liberation of Uganda.

Most of them were honoured for the struggle against the Idi Amin dictatorship between 1971 and 1979. The recipients included combatants and civilians who belonged to the three liberation groups.

in the 1970s, namely, the Front for National Salvation that was under President Museveni’s command, Kikosi Maalum that was linked to Apollo Milton Obote and Save Uganda Movement.

For the first time, liberation war combatants who never belonged to either FRONASA or the National Resistance Army received medals during the NRM’s 24th anniversary celebrations held in Mbale yesterday.

The celebrations, presided over by Museveni, attracted a big gathering, with a big number of people wearing the NRM yellow T-shirts.

Moi received the Nalubaale Medal for his contribution to the political struggle against dictatorship in Uganda. The medal is for civilian activists who have contributed to the political development of Uganda either through armed struggle or civil disobedience. Museveni referred to Moi as a freedom fighter.

Moi was accompanied by the Kenyan High Commissioner to Uganda, Japhet Ratemo Gitugi and former nominated MP Mark Too.


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