Thursday, October 9, 2008

Uganda independent Day

Wasuze otya nno?

Today is a national holiday for people of Uganda. The Uganda people celebrated the Independence day on the October 9th 1962.

The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, within which it shares borders with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. (powered by Wikipedia - uganda)

I'm staying @ Kampala Road which is the main financial and government district of Kampala city. There was a very small version of independence parade this morning. I managed to capture some shots...

The theme for the clebrations is: “Working for the common good of Uganda–A necessary requirement for the protection and solidification of our independence.”

Btw, here is the national anthem of Uganda :-)
Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty (listen here )
Oh Uganda! may God uphold thee,
We lay our future in thy hand.
United, free,
For liberty
Together we'll always stand.
Oh Uganda! the land of freedom.
Our love and labour we give,
And with neighbours all
At our country's call
In peace and friendship we'll live.
Oh Uganda! the land that feeds us
By sun and fertile soil grown.
For our own dear land,
We'll always stand,
The Pearl of Africa's Crown.

Happy Independence Day @ Uganda Africa...


ahlost said...

You're in Uganda?

Ah-Bong said...

u so lucky to stay in the financial district of a country...

keeyit said...

Siok lol.. can have holiday liao!

Borneo Falcon said...

Very simple parade. Nothing fancy

Mr Dino said...

soo...... can u sing the uganda national anthem already??

Gromit said...

haha, where is Uganda??

TZ said...

ahlost: Yup! i'm in Uganda.

Ah-Bong: hehehe... the office that i work in is also located @ the financial district ... so it's 10-15mins walk.

Keeyit: hehehe... last week i have the Raya holiday one day and this week national day :-p

Borneo falcon: yup... it's a simple street parade... :-)

Mr.Dino: i could not sing the national anthem lah... wait for you to come and sing together with me :-p

Gromit: Uganda is @ East Africa :-)

pikey said...

I never really get to know Uganda till now...

Bengbeng said...

is is so fortunate i came across yr blog recently. i love to read abt wats going on in Uganda. i mean it was jus another word until u blogged abt it. thanks :)

William said...

It looks better than our gaudy parades.

Alvin said... seems like u're staying in "proper" place. i thought u go to africa in THE africa tat i know - lions, elephants, wars... =_=

ok, too much documentaries.

TZ said...

Pikey: Dude... i know there is a country called Uganda before i accpeted this job ... but never know that the city is still okay to stay :-p

bengbeng: An eye opener for me ... unfortunately some places i could not take any picture ... just only be able to describe.

William: Nanti Pak Lah marah lor... Anyway, this is a very scale down parade ... :-p Simple yet presentable.

Alvin: Dude, u need to start changing your mindset... it's through Africa do have lions, elephants, etc... they were in Safari... Wars? Uganda's politic and economy still very stable :-) The standard of living here is way way higher, even higher than in Malaysia :-p