National Perspective Vol: 019: Mapping the Luweero Triangle (program summary)

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The Luweero triangle may be famous, or infamous, depending on whom you ask. But whatever regard people may hold it in, it has become of those places one cannot miss, when listing the areas that feature prominently in Uganda’s history.

It was the hide-out and technical headquarters of the National Resistance Army Fighters (NRA) as they fought the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) between 1981 and 85, in what has come to be known as the liberation war.

One of the incidents that marked this war was the attack on Kabamba Barracks by the then rebel army, which is commemorated by the fighters that later became the UPDF, during the first week of February each year.

As the week comes to an end, we bring you a special edition of the program; a walk down memory lane in the Luweero triangle, with Major General Pecos Kuteesa, a gentleman who joined the NRA as a young cadet officer, and  rose through the ranks to become a commander while still in the bush.

Kuteesa walks us through the places where the fighters hid, relives the events that affected his fighting life the most, and gives us a personal take on the incidents that shaped the bush war.

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