On October 9, 1962,
after many years of British colonial rule, Uganda attained its independence
This day, Uganda
marks 57 years of independence with main celebrations in the Eastern Uganda district
of Sironko under the theme; “Consolidation of national unity, security, freedom
companies and organizations, government ministries, departments and agencies in
the country have designed and printed posters celebrating Uganda’s self-autonomy.
media pages, Uganda in the East Africa region is trending especially on Twitter
with majority people tweeting “Independence Day”, and “Happy 57th Independence”.
For twitter trends in
Kampala, many city dwellers are tweeting “Happy Independence”. Other country-wide
trends include “Sironko”, “Ugandan”, “Pearl of Africa”.
The trending hashtags
are #UgandaAt57, #UOTNight57Indep, and #UGat57.
A quick analysis of
the posters designed for independence, it appears various corporate firms ranging
from banks, law firms, beverage companies’ telecom companies, media houses seem
to have turned the independence day celebrations as marketing day. Check out in