Former President Wacha Olwol to Get State Burial

Mzee Wacha Olwol 1923-2017

Government has resolved to accord the former Presidential Commissioner, shop Mzee Wacha Olwol a state burial.

According to a notice from the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah to Lango leaders seen by ChimpReports, the government is taking full responsibility of burial arrangement.

“The Prime Minister (PM) has informed me that the burial of Mzee Wacha Olwol will be a State Burial and the Government will take full responsibility for the burial arrangements,” part of the notice issued on Tuesday afternoon read.

The body of Mzee Olwol is scheduled to lie in State at Parliament on Friday according to the same notice.

“We have agreed with the PM that tentatively, the body of Mzee Wacha Olwol lays in State at Parliament on Friday 5th May 2017.”

The final program for the funeral is expected be decided in a meeting in the office of the PM and leaders from Lango.

Mzee Olwol was part of the three man Presidential Commission that led Uganda from 13th May 1980 to December 1980.

Other two members of the Commission, who were considered titular Heads of States and sworn in by the Chief Justice, were Saul Musoke and Polycarp Nyamuconco.



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