The Ministry of Health has deployed various doctors in eight various health centres ahead of President Yoweri Museveni’s planned 195km walk.
Between January 4 and 10, the fountain of honor is expected to lead veterans, youth and well-wishers in a walk code named “Africa Kwetu” from Galamba in Wakiso district to Birembo in Kibaale district in remembrance of the routes that the National Resistance Army (NRA) fighters used during the liberation struggle.
The President shall walk through the seven districts of Wakiso, Nakaseke, Mityana, Kiboga, Kasanda, Mubende and Kakumiro covering almost 195km
The president and the trekkers are expected to camp at 8 sites
David Kayongo from the Ministry of Health urged trekkers to take extra care of their health and hygiene especially during the campsite interactions.
“We have put measures in place to handle emergencies and have deployed doctors. We urge the public to take care especially avoiding body contacts since there will be a lot of sweating. People with diabetes of hypertension should be cautious and take it slow,” he said.
During breaks at the various campsites, the President and other veterans will address the trekkers about Uganda’s liberation journey with emphasis on the role of various organisations including The Front for National Salvation (FRONASA) and the National Resistance Movement.