Former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah will be buried on Friday
The burial programme released by the National Organising Committee indicates that former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah will be laid to rest on April 8 in Omoro, his home district. FILE PHOTO

According to the burial programme released by the National Organising Committee, Jacob Oulanyah will be buried on April 8 in his native district, Omoro.

Former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah will be buried on April 8 in his home district, Omoro according to the burial programme released by the National Organising Committee.

The committee headed by Milly Babalanda the Minister for the Presidency also said April 8, the day when the fallen Speaker will be buried will be a public holiday.

She noted that the body of the deceased will lie in state in Parliament on Tuesday, April 5 and on Wednesday it will be taken to Kololo ceremonial grounds for a state funeral.

Here is the full burial program

On Friday 1st April 2022 at 2.00 pm the body will arrive at Entebbe International Airport aboard Ethiopian Airlines. The casket will be received with full honours. A few leaders and family members will be allowed at this ceremony.

Immediately after, the casket will be handed over to A-plus Funeral Management. Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th April at 9.00 am the body will lie at the home of the Speaker in Muyenga where friends and well-wishers will pay their last respects.

There will be a small service conducted and attended by a few people on Sunday. On Tuesday 5th April 2022 at 9.00 am the body will be moved to the Parliament of Uganda where the Rt. Hon. Speaker will lead the Members of Parliament to pay their final respects. The body will then spend the night in Parliament.

On Wednesday 6th April 2022 at 9.00 am the body will be taken to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds for a State Funeral. 

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda and NRM National Chairman will lead the nation in paying tribute to the late Speaker of Parliament. The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Dr Kazimba Mugalu will be the main celebrant.

A maximum number of 1,500 persons including Members of the Executive, Members of Parliament, Members of the Judiciary, Foreign Dignitaries, Heads of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Family Members, and Leaders from the Acholi sub-region will be allowed to access the grounds.

After the Ceremony, at 3.00 pm the casket will be airlifted to Omoro, Lalogi village; the Speaker’s ancestral home where it will be received by the family and Acholi leaders. There will be a night vigil at the home.

On Thursday 7th April 2022, the body will lie at Lalogi for final respects by members of the public. Then on Friday 8th April 2022, the burial ceremony will start at 9.00 am. The day will be observed as a public holiday.