Today 6th February 2019, marks exactly the 38th anniversary since the National Resistance Army (NRA) launched the first guerrilla attack in 1981 on Kabamba Barracks.
The attack culminated into the five-year guerrilla war that eventually brought National Resistance Movement (NRM) to power in 1986 and eventually gave important birth to days to the NRM family.
The days that this historical day gave birth to include the NRM Liberation Day and Heroes Day, which are recognized as public holidays.
Today, being the climax of the long week celebrations which are currently being held in Kitgum where the army has been while reconnecting with people and giving back to the community by offering voluntary services.
A few days back, the Army was seen cleaning the streets of Kitgum, supplying mosquito nets to the public.
Yesterday they even launched the first ever Tarehe Sita Marathon ahead of today’s celebrations an activity that is said that will be continued during other Tarehe Sita celebrations.