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Parliament, FDC Clash Over Cecilia Ogwal’s Burial Program

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Veteran MP Cecilia Ogwal breathed her last yesterday from an Indian hospital which parliament says she was rushed after a short illness. It was later revealed that Ogwal succumbed to cancer which she has been battling for quite some time.

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), the party she belonged to for some time while announcing her death indicated that they’re working closely with the family to come up with a burial program.


Indeed later in the evening, the FDC released a tentative burial program which they posted on social media platforms which outlined how events shall unfold as Cecilia Ogwal goes to her journey of no return.

According to tentative program released by the FDC, Mourners will be gathering at the late Hon Cecilia Ogwal’s home in Bugolobi, Kampala, Adok, Dokolo District, Lira City and Alito, Kole District awaiting arrival of the body.

DAY 1 : Body arrives at Entebbe and departs for Mulago Hospital and thereafter A plus Funeral home.

DAY 2 : Body departs from A plus Funeral home to All Saints Cathedral for a funeral service and thereafter to her home in Bugolobi for a vigil.

DAY 3: Body departs from Bugolobi to Parliament for Special Sitting to pay tribute and thereafter to A plus Funeral home

DAY 4 : Body departs from her Residence in Bugolobi to Dokolo via Soroti for a Joint Council Meeting at Dokolo District Local Council and thereafter A vigil at Adok,Dokolo.

DAY 5: Body departs Adok for Lira City for church service at St. Augustine Church and thereafter night vigil at Senior Quarters.

DAY 6: Body departs Lira City for Alito, Kole. Service to recieve the body and vigil at the Family Home at Alito, Kole.

DAY 7: Burial Programme at Alito, Kole.

However the FDC indicated that the program is subject to amendments, and dates will be confirmed once more details on the repatriation of the body are provided.

Parliament has now come out to trash FDC’s burial program indicating that it’s the house meant to release this not the party where she belonged to and it’s the speaker of parliament and the family who will release the burial program of the departed member of parliament.

Taking to his X formerly Twitter account, parliament Communications director Chris Obore said the general public should disregard the program released by FDC until parliament releases a genuine program.

“The burial of the late Hon Cecilia Ogwal is the responsibility of parliament not the FDC party . Please disregard the purported burial program released by the FDC on it’s social media platforms. The Speaker of Parliament together with the family, will release the funeral arrangements. We urge the FDC to observe the bare minimum of respect and decency and not vulgarise the final journey of the hugely respected Hon Cecilia”-Obore posted.

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