President Museveni has directed that former minister in Amin’s government, Henry Kyemba be accorded an official burial.
H.E Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed that the late Hon. Henry K. Magumba Kyemba be accorded an official burial, a statement by the government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo said.
Kyemba, 84, who also served as the Principal Private Secretary to President Obote died on Tuesday.
In the statement released on Saturday, the government spokesperson described Kyemba’s career as being illustrious as a civil servant, Rotarian and political leader.
Opondo said in regards official burial preparatory arrangement, government has constituted a hybrid of the national organizing committee chaired by the Minister for Presidency Milly Babirye Babalanda with representatives from the family.
According to the program by the government spokesperson, Kyemba’s body will on Monday be taken to Namirembe Cathedral for a memorial service before the body is taken to parliament on Tuesday for MPs to pay tribute.
On Wednesday, Kyemba’s body will be taken to Jinja City Hall for a joint local council session, a church service at Bugembe Cathedral.
According to Opondo, other than covering all the burial expenses, government will also cater for meals to mourners right from tomorrow Sunday until Thursday October, 26 when Kyemba’s body will be laid to rest. ENDS