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Museveni orders official burial for Byanyima

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Museveni orders official burial for Byanyima
FATHER AND DAUGHTER: DP stalwart Mzee Boniface Byanyima and his daughter, fiery political activist Winnie Byanyima, a former MP for Mbarara Municipality

President Yoweri Museveni has directed that an official burial be accorded to the late Boniface Byanyima, the father to Oxfam boss and former Mbarara MP Winnie Byanyima.

During a Cabinet meeting held yesterday, Museveni briefed ministers about the death of Byanyima, who was the chairman of Democratic Party (DP) before directing the Prime Minister, Rukahana Rugunda to organize an official burial for the late.

The meeting was chaired by Rugunda and among those in attendance was DP party president, Norbert Mao, representatives of Byanyima’s family and ministers.

According to the burial program that has been released, Byanyima’s body will lie in state tomorrow Friday May 19 at Parliament for public viewing between midday and 2pm and thereafter, Parliament will pay tribute to the late.

On Saturday the body will be taken to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe for a funeral service at 9 am. It will be driven to his home in Ruti, Mbarara on the same day and subsequently buried the following day (Sunday) at 4pm.