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Speaker Of Parliament's Burial Date To Be A Public Holiday

Speaker Of Parliament’s Burial Date To Be A Public Holiday

According to the law, the Speaker of Parliament ‘s burial date is supposed to be a public holiday according to the Parliamentary Pensions Act. Section 16 of Part D of the Parliamentary Pensions Act states that: “A public holiday shall be declared on the day of burial, in accordance with the Public Holidays Act.

These benefits are for the speaker and deputy speaker in the event of death or retirement. This means that Oulanyah is going to be the first speaker to go through these procedures as stated by the Constitution.

For the first time, Ugandans will witness the process and procedures followed during the burial of a speaker. Oulanyah is the first speaker of parliament in Uganda to die in office.

Former Speakers James Wapakhabulo and Francis Ayume died after they had left office.

Meanwhile, the same law states that they shall accord a person who dies while holding the office of Speaker or Deputy Speaker a state funeral.

They shall use 30% of the gross salary of the speaker or deputy speaker towards funeral expenses. Sources said the Speaker earns a gross salary of Shs 40 million per month. He is also the highest-earning MP in the August House.

The Speaker died over the weekend in Seattle, US, where he has been battling an unknown illness for two months. Up until now, people are still digesting the news of his death since they heard it.

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