In the end, the 50th anniversary of Uganda’s independence from Great Britain stood out as a symbolism of what it is to be Ugandan. It was a feat that expressed Uganda’s innovations, inventions, myriad forms of advancement and various forms of celebration – the Ugandan way.
The golden jubilee was a symposium of the good, the beautiful, but also, a bit of the ugly, about Uganda. And the day’s weather set the pace to a truly colourful day. It sublimely mutated through patterns of meteorological beauty from the bright Vitamin D-rich early morning sunshine to a mid-morning cloudy feel, crowning it off with blessings of a light early-afternoon shower.
It vindicated why a Prime Minister of our former colonial masters, Sir Winston Churchhill, called our country the “Pearl-of-Africa.” The Independence Grounds at Kololo Airstrip started filling up at dawn with multitudes of Ugandans dressed in the black-yellow-red colour code…
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