Gov’t Issues Supreme Court Judge Ruby Aweri Opio’s Burial Programme

The Governing administration of Uganda has issued a funeral programme for the mail off of deceased Supreme Courtroom Judge Justice Ruby Aweri Opio who died of stroke on Wednesday, 7th December at Mulago Clinic in Kampala.

In a Statement issued on Sunday, 11th December, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja reported the Govt has constituted an Organising Committee to oversee the funeral preparations and that President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Judge be accorded a Condition Funeral with all costs covered by the Federal government of Uganda.

Key Minister Nabbanja explained the funeral arrangements are in accordance with Portion 23 and Program 3 of the Administration of the Judiciary Act, 2020 which specifics the funeral arrangements of a deceased Supreme Court docket Judge.

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On the other hand, this legislation presents for only 30% of the Supreme Court Judge’s gross once-a-year allowance to be made use of for funeral costs.

Justice Ruby Aweri Opio is the initially sitting Decide to die in office environment considering the fact that the passing of the Administration of the Judiciary in 2020.

Flags shall fly at 50 %-mast throughout the mourning time period.

Currently a condolence book has been opened at the Judiciary headquarters and the Prime Minister stated it will be open up in the course of the new week.

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In accordance to the programme, Justice Ruby Aweri Opio will be buried on Friday, 16th December, 2022 at Acungapenyi Cell in Kachung Western Ward, Agwata Town Council in Dokolo District.

DATES and Time (12 months: 2022) Action Area
Monday, 12th December, 10AM Exclusive Supreme Courtroom Session Judiciary Headquarters
Tuesday, 13th December, 10AM Funeral Provider All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero
Tuesday, 13th December Parliamentary Session Parliament of Uganda
Wednesday, 14th December, 1PM Joint District Council Sitting down Lira City Council Hall
Wednesday, 14th December, 6PM Vigil at Judge’s Dwelling Senior Quarters, Lira Metropolis
Thursday, 15th December, 10AM Funeral Provider Augustine Church Barogole
Friday, 16th December Burial Acungapenyi Mobile in Kachung Western Ward, Agwata City Council, Dokolo District
Desk capturing Burial programme.

Checklist of 13 Entitlements for a Deceased Supreme Court Choose

  • State Funeral
  • 30% of the Yearly gross allowance of the Choose earmarked for funeral expenses
  • Formal Assertion about the dying manufactured on Television set, Radio, Print and other Digital media
  • National Flags flown at 50 percent-mast during mourning time period
  • Casket draped in the countrywide flag
  • Casket escorted by Uganda Law enforcement Force in leading roof flash gentle vehicles
  • Casket carried by ceremonially uniformed pall bearers from the Uganda Police Pressure
  • Overall body to lie in State for one particular working day, for General public viewing
  • A Condolence reserve opened for signing by political leaders, dignitaries and the Community
  • An official guard to preserve vigil and a vibrant gentle to light the Casket through the night
  • Parliamentary tribute with a band in attendance taking part in dirges
  • A funeral company in a position decided by Cabinet
  • Transportation by hearse

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