The police have enhanced security at all venues of funeral activities ahead of the former Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah’s burial on Friday.
All venues hosting funeral activities have been boosted by police in preparation for Friday’s burial of the former Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah.
“As you are all aware, the vigils and funeral activities, in memory of the Late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, the former Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, are continuing this week, till Friday 8.04.2022, when the final burial will take place in Lalogi village, in Omoro district.”
“Our mission as the Joint Security Agencies, is to provide unique Protection, Security and Safety, during the entire stages of the state funeral. So far, the ceremonial funeral activities have been successfully held, since the arrival of the body, on Friday 1.04.2022,” Enanga said.
Meanwhile, Oulanyah’s body will be transported today, Tuesday 5th April to Parliament, where the Speaker Anita Among will lead all Members of Parliament and Staff, in paying last respects to the former Speaker.
The body will then on Wednesday, 6th April at 8 am it will be taken to the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds, for a State Funeral, where H.E. The President, and other Senior Government Official, MPs, Family Members and Leaders from the Acholi Sub-region, are expected to attend with the venue restricted to only about 1500 people.
After the ceremony at 3 pm, the casket will be airlifted to the ancestral home at Lalogi village, in Omoro district, where it will be received by family members and leaders from the Acholi Sub-region.
On Thursday, 7.04.2022, the body will still lie at the ancestral home, in Lalogi village, for final respects by members of the public, councillors and prominent leaders of the Greater Northern Region and then buried on Friday 8th April.
Addressing the media on Monday, Enanga said the joint security teams at all levels will be actively involved in all proceedings to help counter any form of threats and vulnerabilities.
He said that although there are no specific threats directed toward the burial, both visible and non-visible tactical response teams, and foot and motorized patrol groups will be in place to counter any form of violence.
“We shall however, be doubling our efforts to detect and disrupt all forms of threats and acts of violence, targeting mourners and other invitees,” Enanga added.
“To all invitees, mourners and celebrants, at all venues in Muyenga, Parliament, Kololo and Omoro, we encourage you to maximumly cooperate with our task teams and follow the access controls and search protocols.”
He further urged all mourners to be compliant with all guidelines at all venues where the deceased’s body will be taken to before being buried.
“As we conclude, we want to assure all Ugandans that we are well prepared and pledge to deliver a very safe, secure and fitting state funeral for the late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah. All members of the Joint Security Agencies, do mourn the lost of a great Patriot, who truly loved his country. May his soul Rest in Eternal Peace.”