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GOV’T TO RELEASE FINAL BURIAL PROGRAM OF OULANYAH AFTER ELECTION OF THE SPEAKER

By UG Reports

KAMPALA: Government of Uganda will release the final program for the burial of the fallen speaker Jacob Oulanyah after electing the new Speaker of the Parliament.

The process of electing a new Speaker is ongoing.

This was disclosed Tuesday evening by Milly Babalanda the minister for presidency in the four page Press Release dated 22nd March 2022.

Babalanda who is the chairperson national committee says they are going ahead to plan for activities of a befitting send-off as directed by H.E. the President of the Republic of Uganda.

”Accordingly, the Minister in-charge of Security Rtd. Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi alongside the Inspector General of Police will brief the public on the planned security arrangements during the mourning period,” she asserts.

The minister also says in addition to the above, in consideration of the threat of Covid-19, access to the State Funeral Service at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds will be by invitation and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will be strictly observed.

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Babalanda has delegated Hon. Hillary Onek to work with the Ministers from  Acholi sub-region to engage with the cultural and political leaders in Acholi for their input in the burial arrangements.

”I have personally spoken with the father of the deceased, Mzee Nacan Okori Adiyo and the Paramount Chief of Acholi, Rwot David Onen Ocana who both expressed willingness to work with the government in order to have this befitting send off,” she explains.

She also explains that the leadership of the Parliament of Uganda is fully in charge of managing mourners at both homes of the deceased in Muyenga, Kampala and at the ancestral home in Omoro where he will be buried. Parliament has identified service providers to this effect.

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