The day celebrated on 9th October, marks the moment when Uganda gained independence from the United Kingdom. On this day in 1962, the British government named Uganda a free state among the international community.
The ceremony took place at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
It was also attended by heads of state including the President of Kenya, William Ruto; Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi; Ali Hassan of Zanzibar; Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia and Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was represented by the Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Public Service, Jean-Pierre Lihau Ebua.
Minister Nshuti attended the ceremony along with Rwanda’s Ambassador to Uganda, Col Joseph Rutabana.
He presented greetings from President Kagame and Rwandans, congratulated Ugandans upon reaching the independence milestone and assured Ugandans of stronger cooperation to meet both countries’ shared vision.
The ceremony was also marked by military parade among other activities showcasing Uganda’s identity.