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#MyUgandaAt56: Here is what you are saying

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Independent Uganda turns 56 on Tuesday. Ahead of her anniversary, we have compiled what some of you are saying about your nation - the Pearl of Africa.

#MyUgandaAt56: Here is what you are saying

Independent Uganda turns 56 on Tuesday. Ahead of her anniversary, we have compiled what some of you are saying about your nation - the Pearl of Africa.

INDEPENDENT UGANDA TURNS 56

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On Tuesday, Uganda will celebrate her 56th independence anniversary. The main celebrations will take place in Kyotera district, in the sourthern part of the Central Region. In the buildup, Vision Group created the hash #MyUgandaAt56 and asked you to share photos, videos and stories of Uganda. Some of you emailed us your stories. Here is a selection of your interesting interactions:


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  On Twitter

'Okello deserves to be remembered'


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'Youth are the government'


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'Dad was there'


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Here's what the Entebbe-Kampala Road looked like then


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'I will tell my Idi Amin story my way'

Idi Amin ruled Uganda from 1971 until 1979.


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Uganda should tap into women's potential - Matembe

Former ethics and integrity minister Miria Matembe was hosted on Urban TV.


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Lunch. Anyone?

Quick question to you reading this: When did you last eat your way back to your origins?


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Weddings then and now

Clearly, times have changed. Do you think today's wedding ceremonies are overhyped?


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Humility?


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Wonders of a smartphone

We are in era of phones and selfies, an era of digital manipulation. An era of so many possibilities.


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Piggy bank? No, wooden box

I still have one - a wooden box, I mean. Do you?


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Nostalgia at its best

Nothing beats visiting your folks every once in a while. You get to enjoy such sweet things as jackfruit and sugarcane . . . fresh from the garden/plantation!


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   On email


From Ruth Kataike:

'I ate a lot of icecream'

l was about seven years at the time of independence and l remember fondly my visit to Kololo Airstrip. My father, the late Asa Nyanga, was among the lucky ones to be invited to Kololo Airstrip. He received a ticket allowing him  and my mother into the enclosure.  I and my older sibling attended too, but were outside the enclosure. We could hear the band playing the British anthem [God Save the Queen]. Thereafter, the current Uganda anthem was played as the Uganda flag was hoisted. Lots of people were in attendance. Many people climbed on tree tops to try to see inside the enclosure. Tree  branches  came down due to the weight of people trying to have a good view of the band playing. Lots of food was on sale outside and the one thing l remember was eating a lot of icecream.  The following day, we watched the black and white TV of the whole celebration.

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Do you, too, have a story about your Uganda, in the context of independence, that you would love to share with us? Get in touch with us:

 

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  Email: digital@newvision.co.ug

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 Twitter: @newvisionwire

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 Facebook: The New Vision

 

 

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