18 December 2012

Uganda: Parliament Pay Tribute to Nebanda

Kampala — Parliament today holds a special session to pay tribute to the late Butaleja district Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda who died Friday evening.

The public relations manager, Helen Kawesa had earlier said the fallen legislator's body would arrive at Parliament at 10:00am for public viewing, and following by a special session in the afternoon.

"At Parliament, honourableNebanda will always be remembered as a vivacious and outspoken MP. May the almighty God rest her soul in eternal peace and may he strengthen the bereaved," Kawesa said in a statement.

The day starts off with a requiem mass at 9:00am at Christ the King Church Kampala, after which the cortege proceeds to Parliament where the body will lie in state.

After the session, Nebanda's body will be taken to her mother's home in Entebbe, Wakiso district for a night vigil, before being transported to Butaleja on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Butelaja district council has also organised a special session to honourNebanda who worked as a council member at the district before she was elected MP.

"Before her burial on Thursday, the district council requested they honour the late in a special sitting," said Butaleja County MP Emmanuel Ddombo.

According to Butaleja district chairperson Joseph Muyonjo, Nebanda's body will be laid to rest at Hutungu cell village on Thursday.

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