The family of the late former Prime Minister, Prof Apolo Robins Nsibambi, has said that his body will on Friday be taken to parliament for legislators to pay tribute for his contribution in the development of Uganda.
Nsibambi died yesterday evening at his home in Rubaga moments after he called his assistants to help him as he wanted to easy himself.
According to his Wife Esther Nsibambi, the deceased has been suffering from prostate cancer, a disease that has disturbed him for a good time.
Alluding to information obtained from Geofrey Ziiwa the Spokesperson of the family, the body will be laid to rest on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at his ancestral home in Buloba along Mityana Road.
He said there will always be prayers services at his home starting from today until Monday, a day when the body will be returned ahead of his burial.
“Church of Uganda is still in meetings to decide when his body will be taken at either Namirembe cathedral or All saints church. He is also expected to be taken to Makerere University where he served in various capacities including the chancellor,” he said.
Earlier the President Yoweri Museveni accompanied by his wife Janet Museveni visited the bereaved family and vowed to work with them throughout this trial moment. He had a closed door meeting with Esther Nsibambi and other family members.
Nsibambi served as the dean of Faculty of Social Science at Makerere University from 1978 until 1983 and from 1985 until 1987. He was appointed head of the Department of Political Science at Makerere University in 1987, a position he held until 1990. He was Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research from 1994 to 1996.
Between 1996 and 1998, he served as Minister of Public Service in the Uganda Cabinet. In 1998 he was appointed Minister of Education and Sports, serving in that capacity until 1999 when he was appointed Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business in Parliament.