IGG Beti Kamya Vows To Investigate The 2.5 Billion Budget For Deceased Speaker Jacob Oulanyah’s Burial

IGG Beti Kamya Vows To Investigate The 2.5 Billion Budget For Deceased Speaker Jacob Oulanyah's Burial

By Uganda Online Media

Kampala: The Inspector general of the government, Beti Kamya has vowed to investigate the 2.5 billion budget for the state burial of former speaker of 11th parliament Jacob Oulanyah who passed on last week in Seattle in the United States where he had been admitted.

The budget that was all over the news since yesterday has raised eyebrows with most people saying it has been exaggerated with no clear use of all the cash indicated in the budget.

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However, the budget was defended by the minister for the presidency as well as the chairperson of the national organizing committee, Milly Babalanda saying the figures don’t matter but the activities to be done throughout the whole process.

While referring to Oulanyah’s speech during the 2019 Anti-Corruption walk, Kamya noted that he would not accept such a waste of taxi payers’ money if he had a choice.

“The spirit of the departed speaker must be horrified by the obscene cash bonanza in the funeral expenses. He would not allow it if he had a choice. The IGG will honor him by taking interest in allegations of impropriety in his funeral expenses,” the IGG, Beti Kamya said in a tweet.

According to the budget, shs13.5 million for health services, shs2.8 million for sitting and ushering, shs75 million for A-Plus Funeral Services, shs8.9 million for decoration, shs26million for accreditation, shs10.5 million for first aid, shs60 million for Covid testing,shs18 million for publicity and shs 319 million for security among others.

According to the released program, the deceased’s body will arrive at Entebbe International Airport on Friday, April 1, 2022, aboard Ethiopian Airlines and will lie at the home of the speaker in Muyenga on Sunday and Monday for friends and well-wishers to pay their last respects.

On Tuesday, the body will be moved to the Parliament of Uganda where Speaker Anita Among will lead the Members of Parliament to pay their final respects.

The body will also spend the night in Parliament before being taken to Kololo ceremonial grounds for a state funeral to be attended by President Museveni before burial on Friday at the deceased’s ancestral home at Lalogi village in Omoro.

Then Oulanyah will be buried on Friday 8th April 2022 which has been declared a public holiday.

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