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Former UPC Chairman to Be Accorded State Burial

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RIP: Maj. Edward Rurangaranga

The family of former UPC party chairman, Maj. Edward Rurangaranga has revealed that his body will lay in state at parliament on Thursday.

Yowasi Makaru, a family friend also told ChimpReports that departed politician will be buried on Saturday in kitagata, but the body in now en route to kampala.

Rurangaranga who served as UPC Minister of State for Local Government (1981-1985), according to accounts by his widow, Winfred collapsed and died while taking tea at around 7:00pm.

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Today morning , the Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) party faction under the administration of Joseph Bossa expressed their heartfelt condolences for the demise of the former party chairman.

he party spokesperson, Okello Lucima noted that Rurangaranga is remembered as one of the exiles who spearheaded the fight and overthrow of Idi Amin in 1978-79.

He noted that the party and the country have lost a soldier, patriot, liberator, and a statesman.

“In remembering Maj Rurangaranga, UPCs and all patriotic Ugandans must embrace the causes for national unity in diversity, equality of opportunities and before the law, and development with equity and fairness,” Lucima eulogised.

Lucima called on the youth to continue the struggles for national democratic liberation for which Maj Rurangaranga and his contemporaries dissipated their youths.

“We salute him and his comrades -in-arms of the Kikosi Maalum, for their service to country and people. May God grant Maj Rurangaranga everlasting life, and may Christ carry the burdens of death for his family, the people of Sheema and entire Bushenyi, his Party and country.”

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