Tuesday, 9 October 2007
45th Indepedence Day
Today is the 45th anniversary of Ugandan independence from the U.K. The President was in attendance for a military parade in Kololo, an upmarket suburb of Kampala. It featured a troop of North Korean trained martial arts specialists who have been detailed with protecting dignitaries at the upcoming CHOGM. We also had a 90 minute speech from the President himself, which due to a failing sound system sent most of the crowd to sleep (but i'm reliably informed he argued for Uganda to take the Japanese road of development...).