Towns
Uganda salutes USA IndependencePublish Date: Jul 04, 2014
Uganda salutes USA Independence
  • mail
  • img
Vice President Edward Ssekandi talks Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi
newvision

By Vision Reporter

Uganda has congratulated President Barrack Obama and the people of United States of America upon the country’s 238th Independence Anniversary.

Speaking at the event marking this year’s Independence Day at the US Ambassador’s residence in Kololo, the Vice President Edward Ssekandi wished President Obama and the people of America good health and prosperity.

Ambassador Scott Delsi welcomed around 200 guests to his residence at Kololo in Kampala, to celebrate his country’s 238th independence from Britain which America observes on 4th of July every year.

He said that this year’s cerebrations have seen a reduced attendance and activities due the security concerns over threats by terror cells in the region.

The high profile event was attended by several members of Uganda cabinet, envoys of different missions accredited to Uganda, American citizens in Uganda, heads of government agencies, as well as private sector and civil society representatives.

July 4, 17762, was the date the Second Continental Congress voted in Philadelphia to declare independence from Britain, but July 4, is the day set apart for celebrations marking America’s freedom.


 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
‘I cannot ask sex workers to quit’
A woman who describes herself as the "ssenga (counselor) of sex workers" says she cannot ask prostitutes to quit the trade....
Ankole youth demand restoration of Ankole monarchy
The youth wing that supports the restoration of the Ankole monarchy known as Engabo Z’Ankole have appealed to government to consider the restoration of the Ankole Kingdom....
Should voters be given power to recall MPs?
A cabinet sub-committee is refining constitutional amendments which seek to, among others, give voters powers to recall MPs....
Chimpanzee kidnaps, kills 2-year-old boy
A two-year-old child has been killed by a chimpanzee, which kidnapped him in the garden in the presence of the parents....
Juliana Kanyomozi
The son of Ugandan singer Juliana Kanyomozi will be laid to rest on Friday at 4.00pm local time in Matugga....
Reach Out Mbuya founder Fr. Archetti dies
The Rev. Fr. Joseph Pietro Archetti, who started Reach Out Mbuya HIV/AIDS Initiative in Uganda, has died aged 80....
Should government review powers of kings?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter