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USA wishes Ugandans a happy, healthy Independence Day

Uganda attained independence in 1962

Uganda attained independence in 1962

On behalf of the United States Embassy in Kampala, I wish all Ugandans a happy, healthy, and peaceful Independence Day. We are proud of all that the United States has accomplished in partnership with Uganda to foster healthy, prosperous, and civically engaged communities.

We recognize, however, that this is a particularly challenging time. So while we continue our joint efforts to improve education outcomes for Ugandan youth, to promote economic growth and food security, and to strengthen Uganda’s democratic institutions, the United States is also working hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to support its COVID response.

The power of partnership is never more evident than during challenging times such as these. The United States ’decades-long investment in Uganda’s health system has helped build the capacities that Uganda’s research facilities, laboratories, health centers, and medical professionals are utilizing to combat COVID-19.

The United States will continue to stand with Uganda as we confront the challenges of COVID, and we will continue to invest in the friendship and partnership between our two countries.

Congratulations on the 58th anniversary of Uganda's independence.

The author is the U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires

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