However, the event, which lasted less than three hours, with the Deputy Regional Police Commander Henry Kavuma and Arua Resident District Commissioner Nahori Oya as the day's only speakers had a colourful parade by the security forces.
Dr. Albrecht Conze, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Uganda hosted a Peace and Reconciliation Award Ceremony reception at his residence in Kololo attended by Justice Minister, Ephraim Kamuntu and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem.
The Most Rev. His Grace Stanley Ntagali, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda led his last New Year Day as Archbishop service at Saint Paul's Cathedral Namirembe, where he preached against commercialization of politics.
Police on Thursday evening fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse a rowdy crowd who had gathered to attend to a joint consultation meeting in Nateete, Kampala to discuss proposed presidential age limit removal. URN brings you the pictures from Nateete in Lubaga South, where the Opposition were meant to consult.