The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs, and Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has released programme for the funeral of late General Elly Tumwine.
In a statement issued by UPDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Felix, the Ministry of Defence and UPDF, together with the family of the deceased have harmonized the funeral programme.
Official Vigil will be at the Residence of the deceased in Nakasero, Kampala starting at 4:00 pm on Sunday 28th August 2022.
The programme will proceed the following day Monday with a requiem Service at Kololo Independence Grounds, starting at 10:00 am.
Thereafter the body will be transported to the ancestral home in Mukuru, Rwemikoma Sub County -Kazo district.
On Tuesday 30th August 2022, a requiem Service will be held at the deceased’s country home in Mukuru Rwemikoma , Kazo District.
Rhe deceased shall be buried on August 30th, 2022.
Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye indicated that there will be invitations for some categories of mourners for the Requiem Service at Kololo by the Directorate of Protocol.
“Those to be invited will be contacted by the Directorate of Protocol and will be required to undergo Covid-19 tests at Kololo Independence Grounds on Sunday 28th August 2022,” The Force Spokesperson Said.
He added that the rest of the mourners willing to join the requiems service at Kololo Independence Grounds are equally welcome and will be guided by Protocol on the sitting arrangements. In view of the prevailing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“ Mourners at all the venues indicated above are reminded to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures for prevention of the spread of Covid-19, “ he added.
“May the Almighty God Rest the Soul of the Late General Elly Tumwine in Eternal Peace, “ he concluded.