KAMPALA–Government today (Saturday) announced that it will accord a State burial to the late Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo, who died on Friday.
The Minister for the Presidency, Esther Mbayo, made the announcement on Saturday, flanked by Gen. Katumba Wamala, the State minister for Works and other Anglican priests.
Nkoyoyo died at Kampala Hospital, where he had been admitted.
The 81-year-old Nkoyoyo had just returned from United Kingdom where he went for further treatment after being diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus.
The government applauded Nkoyoyo for involving in bringing peace in Northern Uganda.
“As the Archbishop at that time, he was part of the team which met Joseph Kony, the elusive LRA rebel leader. They convinced him to abandon the rebellion,” Mbayo stated.
Few hours after the death of Nkoyoyo, the Anglican Church of Uganda announced that he will be laid to rest on Tuesday next week.
The Archbishop Stanley Ntagali said on Sunday afternoon that Nkoyoyo’s body will be taken to All Saints Cathedral and it will stay there overnight.
And on Monday morning, it will be taken to St. Andrews and St. Philips cathedral in Mukono.
From 10am, the Church will organise a funeral service then the body will be taken to his home in Nakabogo, Mukono Municipality, where it will stay overnight for a vigil.
Ntagali also said on Tuesday, the body will be taken to St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe, where the main funeral service will take place starting at 9am. From there, the body will be taken to Namugongo for burial.