FDC To Hold Parallel Independence Celebrations
By Serestino Tusingwire
Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has announced plans to hold parallel national Independence Day celebrations throughout the country as Uganda mark 54 years since independence.
Speaking at the weekly briefing on Monday, the FDC party spokesperson, Ibrahim Semuju Nganda said that the party’s Working and Civic Committee will on Tuesday finalize preparations to mark Uganda’s independence, which celebrations will be held next month.
“The meeting will be discussing the details of the activities that we will have to mark Uganda’s independence this year; we intend to have activities in many parts of the country specifically in Kampala and Wakiso,” Nganda said.
“The meetings tomorrow will announce the venues where those activities will take place in the due course. As a party we think the NRM regime has monopolized and turned what ordinarily would have been public celebrations into NRM celebrations,” Nganda claimed.
“We think as a country we deserve to have national events to remember the day we got independence as Africans; so we will be working towards holding national celebrations not for FDC alone.”
Nganda added, “We will invite when the program is finally out, all Ugandans who want to remember how we got the independence, the journey we’ve travelled thus far and what we need to do or continue doing to make our country better.”