Prof Nsibambi Sendoff-Parliament to Hold Special Session on Friday

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According to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, Prof. Nsibambi will lie in state prior to the sitting, as members pay tribute to a man widely admired for an exemplary lifestyle correlated with eloquence, warmth, smartness, and humor.

A special sitting of parliament will be held this Friday, in honour of Prof. Apollo Nsibambi, the former Prime Minister who passed on yesterday after a battle with Cancer.




According to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, Prof. Nsibambi will lie in state prior to the sitting, as members pay tribute to a man widely admired for an exemplary lifestyle correlated with eloquence, warmth, smartness, and humour.


The communication was made during the plenary session of parliament in which members observed a minute of silence for the country's longest serving Prime Minister. Nsibambi, 78, served as Prime Minister from 1999 until 2011, when he retired from active politics. 



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In a separate press briefing, Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda released the official burial program for the ex-premier indicating that he will be laid to rest on Tuesday, June 4, at Buloba, Kaseero after a requiem Service at St. Paul's Cathedral Namirembe. 



Special services will be held every evening between today and Tuesday at Prof. Nsibambi's home in Bulange, Mengo. 



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The Prime Minister said that the late Nsibambi played a critical role in having a proper structure of the Office of the Prime Minister. He described him as a very disciplined person and a perfect time manager.


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Rugunda who was addressing journalists at the Office of the Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister for Kampala, Olive Betty Kamya, Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana and a delegation from the Public Service Ministry which he said is to take the lead in Prof. Nsibambi's send off. 



Also in attendance was Buganda Kingdom's second deputy Premier, Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa who emphasized Nsibambi's key role in the restoration of the Kingdom.


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Born October 25, 1940, the Late Nsibambi attended King's College Budo for his high school education. He held a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, with honors from Makerere University under London University.


He also held a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Chicago in the United States and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Nairobi.   At the time of his death, Professor Nsibambi was married to Esther Nakiboneka Kabuuza.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.