The National Day of Uganda is on the 9 October (Independence Day, from the United Kingdom 1962, also a republic). Britain granted independence to Uganda in 1962, and the first elections were held on 1 March 1961. Benedicto Kiwanuka of the Democratic Party became the first Chief Minister.
National Day of Uganda : 9th October
Oh Uganda! may God uphold thee,
We lay our future in thy hand.
Together we’ll always stand.
Oh Uganda! the land of freedom.
Our love and labour we give,
And with neighbours all
At our country’s call
In peace and friendship we’ll live.
Oh Uganda! the land that feeds us
By sun and fertile soil grown.
For our own dear land,
We’ll always stand,
The Pearl of Africa’s Crown.