The ministry of Finance has released Shs1.2bn to the Parliamentary Commission to proceed with the burial arrangements of former Speaker Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah.
This was confirmed on Monday night by Chris Obore, the Parliament Director of Communications.
“I can now confirm that Finance Ministry has released shs1.2bn to Parliamentary Commission for burial arrangements of late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah,” Obore said.
He added: “The Commission will work with NOC to ensure decent send off.”
Earlier in the day, Obore said Parliament will do all it takes to give Jacob Oulanyah a befitting send off.
He revealed that Speaker Anita Among and the Clerk to Parliament Adolf Mwesige have marshaled all efforts to support the national organizing committee.
“Without additional funds, we are handling vigils both at Muyenga and Omoro.”
The vigils and funeral activities, in memory of the former Speaker will continue untill Friday, when the final burial will take place in Lalogi village, in Omoro district.
On Tuesday, police task teams will provide protection and security, as the body moves to Parliament, where the Rt. Hon, Speaker, will lead all Members of Parliament and Staff, in paying last respects to the former Speaker.
The body will lie in Parliament.
On Wednesday at 8am, police teams will provide security, as the body is transported 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.
Only 1,500 people will be expected at the venue.
After the ceremony at 3pm, 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, April 7, the body will still lie at the ancestral home, in Lalogi village, for final respects by members of the public, councilors and prominent leaders of the Greater Northern Region.
Burial is expected to take place, on Friday April 8, where the body of our fallen Rt. Hon. Speaker, will be laid to rest at the ancestral home.