Thursday, September 16, 2021
BY: DOREEN NASASIRA
The Minister of State for Luweero- Rwenzori Triangle, Hon. Alice Kaboyo has urged the young generation to appreciate the journey of the National Resistance Army(NRA) liberation struggle noting that it came at a cost.
The Minister made the remarks at a ceremony where she officially flagged off the 2021 Africa Kwetu Fuel Economy Tour organised at Pearl of Africa Hotel on Wednesday.
The Africa Kwetu Fuel Economy Tour aims to promote domestic tourism, create awareness on environmental protection and highlight the achievements of the NRM government in the country.
The Minister thanked the participants for demonstrating the spirit of patriotism by organizing the tour that will see them traverse some of the fighting zones of the NRA liberation struggle.
“I am glad to know that the account of the story to freedom as told by our heroes during the trek has sparked off interest among the young. During the trek, the President did not miss the opportunity to impart values and the importance of strategic planning, focusing, perseverance and the discipline of our heroes embodied during the NRA liberation struggle,” Hon. Kaboyo said.
She added that the President is passionate about Ugandans telling their own story and will therefore be pleased to pass on the baton to the participants so that they can preserve Uganda’s history for posterity.
Minister Kaboyo also called upon the participants to observe the COVID- 19 Standard Operating Procedures during the tour.
“As you undertake this tour, I wish to remind you all that COVID- 19 is still a threat to us. Be responsible in whatever you do by adhering to SOPs and guidelines as communicated by the Ministry of Health,” Kaboyo said.
The Commissioner of Human Resource in the Office of the Prime Minister, who was also representing the Office of the Prime Minister’s Sports Club, Mrs Musinguzi Annette said as part of the government’s initiative to promote the BUBU Policy, the tour will avail the participants with an opportunity to learn about the country enabling them to market it globally.
The Clerk of the Course, Justin Ngoma urged the participants to adhere to set rules of observing COVID-19 SOPs, curfew hours and avoiding over speeding during the tour.
The participants will traverse the western region during the 4- day tour.
The Office of the Prime Minister Sports Club contributed UGX 10 million to the activity.
The event was also attended by officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and the NRA war veterans among others. End.