President Museveni has directed that Owobusobozi Bisaka, the leader of the Faith of Unity sect in Bunyoro, be granted a state burial.
Bisaka, a self-proclaimed god, passed on last week in Kenya where he was taken after developing breathing complications.
State Minister for Public Service David Karubanga on Sunday revealed that the President said Bisaka must be accorded an official burial due to his immense contributions towards the development of Uganda.
“His Excellency the President has also guided that the burial arrangements should adhere to the Government guidelines that have been put in place to fight COVID 19,” Mr Karubanga said in an interview.
This came after senior government officials, including Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, met Bisaka’s family in Kampala at the weekend to send their condolences.
Mr Karubanga revealed that in consultation with Bisaka’s family, they agreed that the burial ceremony will be held on January 31 at Kapyemi hill, Muhorro town council in Kagadi District.
Omukwenda Mitooro, Bisaka’s son and Omukwenda Mugisa on behalf of the Faith of Unity advisory council on Saturday confirmed the death of Bisaka, about 10 days after it occurred.
The faith of unity has followers in Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and South Sudan among others.