The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces on Saturday held a thanksgiving ceremony at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds to wrap the 10th Tarehe Sita activities that were this year conducted in Luwero Triangle Districts.
The function that was characterized by praises, worship and dance was held under the theme “…Take Up Your Son” with focus on two key points; thanking God for the children of the liberation as a key gain of the struggle and the socioeconomic transformation of Uganda.
Children of both living and fallen comrades of the UPDF read the Bible Verses and prayed for the UPDF, UPDF Families, the Nation & the Youth.
The President Yoweri Museveni was the chief guest at the function.
The President was impressed by the level of commitment to God exhibited by members of the UPDF. “I am pleasantly surprised to find out that there are many God fearing people in the UPDF,” he remarked amidst cheers from the crowd.
He testified that he had witnessed firsthand in his life that God is real.
“There are many things that have happened in my life that I know it could only have been God who intervened,” said President Museveni.
He narrated an encounter when they survived being captured as they did underground work during the liberation struggle. He noted that their survival was the pure work of God.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya thanked God for the peace in Uganda and stressed the need to jealously guard it lest all the efforts invested by the UPDF are put to waste. “We must all be on the look out to resist any form of chaos in the country,” said Rt. Hon. Oulanya.
The Preacher of the day was Pastor Robert Kayanja of the Miracle Centre Cathedral called upon parents to pray for their children to grow into useful personalities to their motherland. He also urged parents to mentor their children out of bad habits such as consumption of drugs.