HAPPY 60TH INDEPENDENCE DAY-UGANDA
On the 9th of October 1962 Uganda gained her independence and since then Uganda has been celebrating the 9th of October as national holiday-Independence Day. Kabaka Muteesa II became the first president of the republic of Uganda and Dr. Milton Obote his prime minister. The following years were full of positive and negative accomplishments. Uganda, with a population of over 45 million people, is located in East Africa and is known for producing the world’s most natural jewels: pearls. Parades and performances are typically held nationwide to commemorate Uganda Independence Day. The celebrations and demonstrations frequently reflect on the country’s exciting history and catch the attention of tourists worldwide.
HISTORY OF UGANDA INDEPENDENCE DAY
Uganda used to be a British Protectorate consisting of a few kingdoms and villages in central Africa’s lake areas. Soon after the country’s discovery by explorer Henry Stanley in 1875, missionaries and business people flocked to its coasts. In 1888, the British government gave the Imperial British East Africa Company authority over the nation. Uganda was contested by other European nations until 1890 when a treaty between Germany and the United Kingdom gave the country to the British. Oddly, Uganda was never entirely colonized even though the British Colonial Office was in charge.
Rural farm demonstrations and urban strikes pushed African engagement in governance after World War II. In 1945, the British government allowed the first Africans to sit in the legislative council after empowering several of the country’s local governments. By 1955, Africans made up about half of the legislative council. In 1961, a general election was held, and the country became a sovereign state. On 9th October Uganda got her independence kabaka Muteesa II became the first president ,with Dr.milton Obote as his Prime minister.
On every 9th of October a national parade is held in the Kololo ceremonial grounds, with the President leading the ceremony. Uganda’s Independence Day celebrations are pretty impressive, with everything from native cuisine and drinks to diverse traditional clothing.
WHERE TO CELEBRATE
Come experience hospitality, pleasure and enjoyment with us this independence day at G-one hotel. Enjoy delicious local cuisines at G-ONE restaurant. Comfort and Relaxation with our Accommodation and Massage facilities. Bar and Garden services available 24/7.For bookings/reservations call: +256757777666 | +256770738541