The minister for presidency Hon. Esther Mbayo has revealed that only 4,042 people including 21 confirmed heads of state will be allowed to attend the swearing in ceremony for Yoweri kaguta Museveni Sixth term in office slated for next week on 12th May making him Uganda’s longest serving President ever.
“The function is therefore strictly by invite. The rest of Ugandans will watch the proceedings on all our national television and radio stations” she said.
Hon Mbayo made the revelation on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala.
Mbayo said the restrictions were because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the number of guests has been reduced to only 4042 people to ensure social distancing during the invite only swearing-in ceremony that will be held at the Kololo Independence grounds.
The minister said 17 delegates from each district, newly elected MPs, former presidential candidates in the January 14 polls,, Ministers, NRM CEC members, EALA MPs, a few members of the business community, a few religious leaders, a few cultural leaders, and half the list of the normal VIPs have been invited to attend the May 12 swearing-in fete.
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