Uganda's Vice-President, Mr John Bahiiha, took the salute at an armed forces parade in Kampala on Tuesday (September 8) marking the third anniversary of the Republic.
GV Vice President and escort arrive and walk to dais
CU Police officer
LV Vice-President takes salute
CU Colour party
GV Vice-President and Mr Onama walk out to inspect guard of honour
GV Inspecting guard of honour (4 shots)
SV Vice-President reads Presidential address
GV Troops march off - ice President takes salute
GV Crowds following through main street of Kampala (2 shots)
GV African girl dancers in stadium and crowd watch (3 shots)
SV Traditional dancers
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Background: Uganda's Vice-President, Mr John Bahiiha, took the salute at an armed forces parade in Kampala on Tuesday (September 8) marking the third anniversary of the Republic. He was deputising for President Milton Obote, who was attending the Non-Aligned Summit Conference in Lusaka.
The Vice-President said in a broadcast to the nation that Uganda was moving to the left ideologically and practically in the political and economic fields.
The strategy of this move top the left, he said, was aimed at creating within the Republic conditions of full security, justice, equality, liberty and welfare for everyone. Mr Babiiha appealed to all Ugandans to play a full part in the march forward to build a united Republican country in which all would share in the fruits of their labours.
Accompanied by Defence Minister Felix Onama and the Commander of the Uganda Army, General Amin, the Vice-President inspected a guard of honour at the Kololo airstrip, where the military parade was held. The second part of the celebrations in the capital were at the Nakivubo Stadium, where large crowds watched displays of traditional dancing. Similar festivities were held throughout the country.