By Sandra Birungi
As the army celebrates the Tarehe Sita Day, former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye has called onto the army to upholds the initial National Resistance Army (NRA) principles.
“The NRA looked to see a corrupt free country and with democracy. NRA was a people force, the UPDF is a regime force,” he said. He went on to add saying that despite the fact that the UPDF is determined to see to it that the current regime remains in power, they should celebrate their ‘few achievements’.
Tarehe Sita refers to February 6, 1981 which commemorates the first armed attack on Kabamba barracks, starting a five-year guerrilla war that ended with January 26, 1986 take over of power by the NRM government. The Theme for the 2013 Terehe Sita celebration is ‘The Vanguard of National Transformation in Solidarity for Regional Peace and Integration’.
The celebrations are going to take place in Arua district.