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Binaisa clan, Government clash

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th August 2010 03:00 AM

LEADERS of the late Godfrey Binaisa’s clan have rejected the Government’s plans to bury him at Kololo independence grounds.Instead they want him buried at their ancestral home at Namusera along the Kampala-Hoima road.

By Joyce Namutebi and Henry Mukasa

LEADERS of the late Godfrey Binaisa’s clan have rejected the Government’s plans to bury him at Kololo independence grounds.Instead they want him buried at their ancestral home at Namusera along the Kampala-Hoima road.

They expressed fears that with the current rate of infrastructure development, the bodies at Kololo might be exhumed in future. They also fear that the managers of Kololo grounds might not take good care of the grave.

“The Government wants to bury him at Kololo but for us we want him to be buried in his ancestral home at Namusera,” William Kayondo, one of the executives of the Mpologoma clan told Saturday Vision at Binaisa’s home in Makindye. “Even Binaisa himself wanted to be buried at Namusera.”

Earlier, the Second Deputy Prime Minister, Henry Kajura told Saturday Vision that Binaisa would get a state burial at Kololo.

The body would lay in state at Parliament, where a motion to honour his service to the country would be debated.

By press time, a cabinet sub-committee headed by Kajura was meeting to finalise a detailed funeral programme. The committee includes representatives from Office of the President, information and national guidance, finance, internal affairs and health.

During a state funeral, the Government declares at least a day of mourning and flags fly at half mast.

Binaisa clan, Government clash

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