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55th Uganda Independence Convention in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A

14th October 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Double Tree Hotel by Hilton
83 E 120th Ave
Thornton, CO 80233
Florence Mwagale
720 327 6564

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DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Thornton

Dear Colorado Ugandan Community Member/Friend:
On October 14th, come celebrate with us Uganda’s 55 years of Independence. A rich program awaits you! This will include dinner with predominantly Ugandan food, great entertainment, meet and greet, Networking, share our success stories as Ugandans living in the State of Colorado, Cultural performance, African fashion show, Dance and more. The event tickets are now available at a price of $60.00(Adults) and $20.00 (kids aged between 7 and 16). Call 720 327 1703 for details or just simply follow the link below and register. Seating is limited and we suggest that you get your tickets now while they last or be prepared to pay $90.00 at the door.

Also feel free to spend the weekend at the fabulous DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Thornton Hotel at a discounted rate of $109.00 per night(this rate includes breakfast for two). Treat this as a weekend getaway.

Guest Speaker:

Welcome our guest speaker, Major Frank Musisi, to the 55th Uganda Independence celebrations in Thornton, Colorado, U.S.A. Given his humble background and upbringing, Major Musisi’s speech is tailored to benefit the youths in the Colorado Ugandan Community. A speech that will be promising and assuring; that if you work hard in this great Nation called America, you can be whatever you want. what a great way to jump-start the night with the words of wisdom and inspiration! We look forward to a great evening together.

About Major Frank Musisi

Frank Musisi, DML, President and Founder of Ssese Islands
African Aids Project (SIAAP) was born at Bumangi Ssese Islands, Kalangala District, Lake Victoria, Uganda to the late Leopold Beekalaze and late Mauricia Najjuma. He went to Bumangi Primary School and completed primary at Kisubi Boys School in Entebbe. He joined Kako Senior Secondary School for O-level and completed A-levels (High School) at Caltech Academy, Makerere, Uganda. Frank Musisi is married to his wife Betty and he’s a father of five Mirembe, Malaika, Mutenza, Suubi and Valentine.

Frank left Uganda for the U.S. in 1990 where he earned a BSc degree in Information and Computer Science, and a Minor in Management from University of California at Irvine, and also an Associate degree in Computer Science at Los Angeles Valley College in California. He’s a graduate of Keller Graduate School of Management, at DeVry University in Los Angeles, California with a Master’s degree in Project Management.

Frank joined the U.S Army in 2000 as an enlisted soldier. Upon completion of Basic and Advanced Individual Training, Frank was assigned to the 31st Combat Support Hospital, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas from 2001 to 2005. Here among other things he served his first tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In April 2005 Major Musisi received a Direct Commission from the President of the United States in the U.S Army as 2LT. Maj. Musisi graduated from the U.S. Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Virginia with the following Diplomas; Quartermaster Officer Basic Course in 2006, Petroleum Management Course in 2007, Captain Career Advance Course in 2011, Theater Logistics Planners Course in 2013. In addition SOLE, the International Society of Logistics awarded Maj. Musisi the Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML) Certification in June 2013. He also completed courses in Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution from the US Army Financial Management School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Currently, Major Musisi is the Supply & Services Officer-in-Charge, and Program Manager in the Logistics Division for the 79th Sustainment Support Command (SSC) in Los Alamitos, California. He was the Commanding Officer for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 377th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 2013 to October 2015. From May 2012 to October 2013, Maj. Musisi served as the Petroleum Plans Officer in the Support Operations (SPO) for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

From July 2006 to April 2012: Major. Musisi was assigned to the 311th Sustainment Command Expeditionary (ESC) as the Petroleum Officer in Los Angeles, California. Here among other things in 2008 he was deployed to the Middle East for the second time in Support of Operation Iraq Freedom where he was the Officer in Charge of Distribution Management of Bulk Petroleum for Kuwait and Southern Iraq for the 311th ESC Command. In addition, Major Musisi was selected as the 2009 U.S/U.K U.S. Army Reserve Foreign Exchange Officer Program representative in London, England.

Major Musisi has earned two Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, the Germany Armed Forces Proficient Badge, and several other awards. In 2004 Major Musisi was admitted into the Association of the United States Army, the largest non-profit military organization as a life-time member. In addition Maj. Musisi received the Certificate of Special Congressional Appreciation for Outstanding Community service.

More impressive than his military record is that of his dedicated community service and leadership. Strong on community service in 2005 he started an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Ssese Islands called the Ssese Islands African Aids Project (SIAAP) to help the people of Kalangala district, Uganda in the fight against HIV/AIDS using current information as key tool. With its headquarters at Bugoma village, in Kalangala district, the organization provides free HIV/AIDS and general medical services to people, and through this effort thousands of lives have been saved. The organization has served over 100,000 people in the last 12years since its inception.

Frank Musisi served as Volunteer Special Mobilizer for the Buganda Kingdom in the U.S from 2010 to 2013.

Major Musisi also served as the President of the Ugandan North American Association, UNAA from 2007 – 2009.

Maj. Musisi served as a Founding member and President of the Ugandan Community Organization in California, UCOC from 1998 to 2000

Major Musisi dedicates SIAAP and all his community work to his late mother, Ms. Mauricia Najjuma who taught him the spirit of hard work, personal courage, selfless service, integrity and respect. Values that have shaped his work and life.


Guest Artist:

Welcome Ugandan renown singer Mesach Semakula to the 55th Uganda Independence celebrations!  Mesach Semakula is expected to excite the audience with his legendary hits and traditional dance..

We look forward to a great evening together and check on us periodically for updates on the day’s program


The United Ugandans Association of Colorado

Click here to book your hotel room.

Tickets Sales:

We encourage our guests to take advantage of the early bird specials!
Age Price
April 1 – June 30, 2017 July 1 – September 30, 2017 October 1 – 14, 2017
Adults (18+) $ 60.00 $75.00 $90.00
Youth (13-17) $20.00 $20.00 $25.00
Children (7-12) $10.00 $10-.00 $15.00

Click here to buy your tickets.

Fashion Show!

Flavia Kirabo, aka Gift Kirabo will hit the runway with her models to showcase her African Line of clothing’s. All this will be coupled with a Ugandan Traditional dance and drums.


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