Remembering National Resistance Army (NRA) fighters by a Trek,Does it make Sense!
Hundreds of veterans, youth and Ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) well-wishers have set off from Galamba in Wakiso district to take part in a 60 mile (195km) symbolic trek from Galamba to Birembo in Kibaale District in honour of National Resistance Army (NRA) 1981-86 Bush War fighters (Liberators) code named “Africa Kwetu”
The 6 day trek has been flagged off by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Chief Walker) who was also the commander of the National Resistance Army that captured state Power in 1986.
The participants will cover between 16 to 20 miles per day before breaking in the evening over a bon-fire where General Museveni and other veterans will address the trekkers about Uganda’s liberation journey.
The walk to celebrate freedom fighters’ heroic sacrifices for patriotism will cover seven districts in the greater Luweero triangle.
Some of the surviving NRA fighters who claim to have been neglected and forgotten by the regime,still cry foul, calling on Gen Museveni to remember them and reward them.
The first NRA fighters who led the foundation for today’s NRM.
RO/ 0001 Gen(Rtd)Yoweri Kaguta Museveni(President)
R/O 0002 Brigadier Eriya Kategaya(Deceased)
RO/ 0003 Capt.William Mwesigwa(Deceased)
RO/ 0004 Capt.Valeriano Rwaheru(Deceased)
RO/ 0005 Capt.Martin Mwesiga(Deceased)
RO/ 0006 Lt,Mpima Kazimoto (Deceased)
RO/ 0007 Lt.Malibo Abwoli (Deceased)
RO/ 0008 Lt.James Karuhanga(Deceased)
RO/ 0009 Capt.James Birihanze(Deceased)
RO/ 00010 Capt.Laiti Omongin(Deceased)
RO/ 00011 Major Ahmed Seguya(Deceased)
RO /00012 Major Fred Nkuranga(Deceased)
RO/00013 Capt.Wilson Mwangisi (Deceased)
RO/00014 Maj.Gen.Kahinda Otafire
RO/00015 Maj.Gen.Fred Rwigyema(Deceased)
RO/00016 Gen.Salim Saleh
RO/0017 Brig.Chef Ali
RO/00018 Lt.Gen.Ivan Koreta
RO/00019 Capt.Mulle Muwanga(Deceased)
RO/00020 Capt.Shaban Kashanku(Deceased)
RO/00021 Lt.Col.Sam Katabarwa(Deceased)
RO/00022 Lt.Col.Sam Magara(Deceased)
RO/00023 Gen.Elly Tumwine(Active)
RO/00024 Brig.Julius Bihandae(Retired)
RO/00025 Maj.Hannington Mugabi(Deceased)
RO/00026 Maj.Gen.Pecos Kutesa(Active)
RO/00027 Col.Fred Mwesigye(Retired)
RO/00031 Gen.David Sejusa a.k.a Tinyefinza
RO/00033 Maj.Gen.Jim Muhwezi(Retired)
RO/00034 Maj.Gen.Matayo Kyaligonza(Retired)
RO/00037 Major Gen.Jerom Mugume(Active)
RO/00038 Brig.Stephen Kashaka(Active)
RO/00040 Lt.Col.Ahmed Kashilingi(Retired)
RO/00047 Col.Gyagenda Kibirango(Active)
RO/00049 Major John Mugisha(Active)
Compiled by Aaron Ainomugisha https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3