• No_Ads
National
Mandela: Special Parliament session for TuesdayPublish Date: Dec 06, 2013
Mandela: Special Parliament session for Tuesday
  • mail
  • img
World says bye to Mandela. PHOTO BY AFP
newvision

By Vision Reporter

Parliament will on Tuesday next week hold a special plenary session to pay tribute to the fallen former South African president Nelson Mandela.


Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said a motion to pay tribute to the departed icon will be moved and members will debate the motion. A condolence book has been put in place at Parliament for the public to sign.

“The signing in the condolence book will remain open to the public until the day of his burial,” Kadaga said.

Preparations began Friday for the state funeral of South Africa's liberation hero Nelson Mandela, as the world mourned the peace icon's passing.
 
Heads of state from around the world, including US President Barack Obama, and well-known personalities who were close to the statesman like Oprah Winfrey and Bill and Hillary Clinton are expected to attend.
 
Unofficial government sources have said he could be laid to rest on December 14, though some are calling for his burial to take place on the 16th, a public holiday named Reconciliation Day.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Leaked tapes: Kidandala owes me explanation - Lukwago
Embattled Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, has expressed shock at the recent leaked recordings of his deputy Suleiman Kidandala meeting the Police chief....
MPs turn away NFA officials over late coming
There was a mild drama at parliament after the National Forestry Authority executive director, Michael Mugisha and his team were ordered to go back after arriving late...
Aronda warns ID project staff against arrogance
Internal affairs minister, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima has promised to some ID Project staff who are rude to the people going to register...
Leaked recordings: Kidandala owns up
Kampala City deputy Lord Mayor, Suleiman Kidandala, has acknowledged taking part in leaked tape recordings.In his defense at a news conference in Kampala on Thursday, Kidandala said he did it for the good of the city and his boss, the embattled Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago....
URA says car claimed by Bobi Wine is for Red Cross
The Toyota Tundra pick-up which investigators had impounded from former Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) secretary General, Richard Nataka’s home in Munyonyo belongs to Red Cross....
Twenty graduates for internship
After undergoing a highly competitive selection process, at least 20 graduates have qualified for a nine month internship programme that will equip them entrepreneurship skills....
WIll the national ID registration process be completed in the scheduled 4 months timeframe?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter