By Prossy Kisakye
President Yoweri Museveni has approved 81 names of people who will be awarded various medals on Heroes Day.
The medals are in recognition of their contribution towards the liberation of the country.
According to a statement released by the state minister for economic monitoring, Peter Ogwang, 34 people will receive the 50th anniversary golden jubilee medal, 17 for Nalubaale, 18 for Luweero triangle, two for long service silver police and two honorary medals.
Among the notable figures to be awarded by the president is the police spokesperson Fred Enanga.
Others are Joel Kakira who donated land to government for the construction of the Mabere health center 111 in Sheema District.
Another person to receive the award is Tom O’lalobo, a former airline pilot flying DC-19 aircraft.
The celebrations due next week on June 9th will run under the theme, “an opportunity to consolidate our efforts in securing Uganda.”