Ugandan Independence Celebrations in Somalia
Bartamaha — The Somali President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has applauded the Ugandan government for the significant investment into supporting the stabilization process in his country.
He made the comments while presiding over celebrations to mark Uganda’s 52nd Independence Day anniversary in Mogadishu, hosted by the Ugandan Ambassador to Somalia Maj. Gen. Nathan Mugisha.
The event attracted several foreign dignitaries including the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, Senior members of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), representatives of various governments in Mogadishu, senior members of the Somali government and its security institutions, among others.
The celebrations were held under the theme: Unity, peace, security and regional integration: key pillars for true and sustainable independence.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Ugandan Ambassador to Somalia Maj. Gen. Nathan Mugisha explained the historic relations the two countries have enjoyed, from the time Somali forces together with Tanzania helped Uganda during its period of instability in the late 1970s, to the current mission when the favor is being returned.
“Today, Uganda marks 52 years since she gained her independence on the 9th October 1962. The journey for Uganda to become a free society has been long and odious. We greatly appreciate all those whose great effort contributed towards Uganda regaining her freedom, among other states,” he said.