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UPDF 2019 Tarehe Sita Celebrations in Ktgum District

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UPDF 2019 Tarehe Sita Celebrations in Ktgum District

Posted Dec 11, 2018

The UPDF is to celebrate its 38th anniversary in Kigum District. The announcement was made by the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi yesterday on 8th December 2018 while addresing thousands of people at Kitgum Public Primary School Playground. This was at a reception wedding of Brig Gen Richard Otto the Commander of 3 Division Infantry Division based in Moroto, who had just tied a knot with Ms Deckline Oyo Oguti at Christ the King Parish-Kitgum.

Gen Muhoozi described Brig Otto as one of those unsung heroes because of his tremendous contribution to peace and security in Northern Uganda. He commended him for being dependable , calm,disciplined and above all professional at work.Such are some of the attributes that have made him a living example to his peers and helped him to achieve success in all missions assigned to him.Brig Otto was the last Commander of the AU Joint Task Force against the LRA based in Central African Republic .

Speaking earlier at the Church, Rt Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba the NRM Secretary General saluted the people of Acholi sub Region for embracing peace and emphasized that it was one of the prerequisites to achieve socio economic transformation .She also applauded the UPDF for its tremendous sacrifice while providing stability to Uganda and implored all Ugandans to ensure that it is sustained.

The occasion was attended by Hon Eng Hillary Onek the Minister for Relief,Disaster Preparedness and Refugees ,Members of Parliament from Acholi&Karamoja Subregions as well as the UPDF fraternity among others.