Fort Portal | Uganda
 
As Uganda marks its 61st Independence Day, we at Afriyea Golf Academy would like to take a moment to celebrate the incredible progress and achievements our nation has made towards its development agenda.
 
Afriyea Golf Academy was founded on the belief that golf can not only be a platform for personal growth and development but also a tool to empower every individual, both young and adults. This shared vision has shaped our trajectory and kept us as a vibrant and diverse community that welcomes every person to play the sport with the spirit of patriotism. We encourage young people to protect our nation’s nature by reducing plastic waste and taking action in planting trees and conducting education campaigns.
 
In developed countries, sports serve as a big employer of many people. As we celebrate the 61st independence, we hope that the unity that brought us independence continues to bind us in big visions that can develop sports infrastructure and provide a platform for young people to discover and develop their talents.
 
Together, we celebrate Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, its people, culture, unity, development, golf, love, and togetherness.
 
About Uganda’s Independence
 
 Uganda Independence Day, celebrated on October 9, has always been a source of national pride for many Ugandans. Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has been referred to as the “Pearl of Africa.” The following years were full of positive and negative accomplishments. Uganda, with a population of over 45 million people, is located in East Africa and is known for producing the world’s most natural jewels: pearls. Parades and performances are typically held nationwide to commemorate Uganda’s Independence Day. The celebrations and demonstrations frequently reflect on the country’s exciting history.
 

Uganda used to be a British Protectorate consisting of a few kingdoms and villages in central Africa’s lake areas. Soon after the country’s discovery by explorer Henry Stanley in 1875, missionaries and business people flocked to its coasts. In 1888, the British government gave the Imperial British East Africa Company authority over the nation. Uganda was contested by other European nations until 1890 when a treaty between Germany and the United Kingdom gave the country to the British. Oddly, Uganda was never entirely colonized even though the British Colonial Office was in charge.