Government has declared Thursday a public holiday to honour the president’s swearing-in ceremony.
The government says this will allow Ugandans attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Museveni for a fifth elective term of office.
“The Rt. Hon. 2nd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service wishes to inform the general public that Thursday 12th May, 2016, will be observed as a public holiday throughout Uganda,” reads the message.
Henry Muganwa Kajura says the holiday serves the purpose of enabling Ugandans participate in and observe the occasion of the swearing-in and inauguration ceremonies of the President-Elect, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Several African presidents are expected to attend the ceremony.
Former presidential candidates have also been invited.
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