THE Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daudi Migereko, wants the Government to gazette weekends as days for burying the dead
By Jackie Nambogga
THE Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daudi Migereko, wants the Government to gazette weekends as days for burying the dead.
Migereko, who is also the MP for Butembe County, says this will enable politicians and civil servants concentrate on productive ventures other than spending several days away mourning the dead.
He made the comments while meeting his constituents at Kakira High School in Kakira town council on Saturday.
Migereko said it was only in Uganda where people are buried on any day of the week.
He said the Government should put in place mortuaries or funeral homes, where bodies are kept before being taken for burials at the weekend.
He said Uganda should borrow a leaf from Kenya, where the dead are buried on Saturday and Sunday.
“I am complaining as your MP. There are so many functions and we have to attend all of them. At times, I am in cabinet meetings only to be told to come and attend a burial,” the minister said.
John Lupai, the Kakira town council speaker, said: “It is a bright idea and more economical as families do not spend a lot on feeding mourners.”
He however, said at the moment, it is an idea for the elite and people who live in urban areas.
Zauma Naiwumbwe, the councillor for Karongo and Chico wards in Kakira town council, welcomed the idea, saying burials should be scheduled for weekends.
Minister wants burials held only on weekends