In his address at the celebration, President Salva Kiir recognized and honoured the men and women who made ultimate sacrifices to liberate Uganda from colonial rule, adding that Uganda spearheaded the liberation of many African countries, including South Sudan.
“Let me also recognize and honour the men and women who made ultimate sacrifices 60 years ago to liberate Uganda from colonial rule. Without them, this day would not have come to pass. And through them, Uganda spearheaded the liberation of many African countries, including South Sudan.” president Kiir told the audience.
“It is only through strengthening inter-regional trade and cooperation within our borders that we as Africa can achieve our objective of economic prosperity in East Africa and across the continent”, he further added.
The President said as Africans, this must be “our century, to uplift our people out of the abject poverty, chronic illness and ignorance”.
“Guided by our common values and interests to effectively determine our shared destiny, we must strive to build a better future for the next generations and collectively overcome the patronizing foreign control of our affairs. “President Kiir stated during his speech.
The President urged his counterparts within the East African Community to join hands and work together for the common good of all Africans.
“I wish you all a happy 60th Anniversary”, President Kiir told Ugandans during the celebrations today.
Furthermore, he also holds special talks with President Museveni in Kampala. The two leaders discussed matters regarding peace and security in South Sudan, as well as fostering bilateral cooperation for the mutual interest of the people of the two Countries.
The meeting took place in Munyonyo following the celebration of 60th anniversary of Uganda’s independence at Kololo Ground, Kampala.
The meeting was attended by the Minister of Presidential Affairs Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, and the Minister of Cabinet Affairs Dr Martin Elia Lomoro, respectively.