The government has granted an official burial to the former president general of Democratic Party the late Sebaana Kizito in the memory of his historical contribution to the development of his country before and after the independence.
The former Democratic Party resident, John Ssebaana Kizito died yesterday 3rd July 2017 at Nakasero Hospital succumbing to stroke after spending two weeks in an intensive care unit while ill and in critical condition. It affected his brain and his right side body.
According to secretary for publicity in Democratic Party Kenneth Paul kakande, the party, NEC together with the entire membership continues to mourn and celebrate the life of the late Sebaana kizito claiming that he initiated a peaceful transition of power from people born before to those born after the independence.
At the time of his death, Ssebaan served in various government s including Idi Amin’s Regime, Milton Obote and the current museven’s national resistance movement (NRM) government and survived all the political turmoil and tyranny in Uganda and represented Uganda in the east African legislative assembly for 10 years starting from 1967 -1977.
Despite being a politician, Ssebaana is the first Ugandan that pursued a master’s degree in arts at the University of Oregon in USA in the early 90’s. Together with his business associate joseph William Kiwanuka, he set up the first private insurance company in Uganda known as statewide insurance company of Uganda (SWICO) that has generated him a lot of wealth.
He has been one of the pioneers of many KCCA activities, despite being a mayor for two times. His death has hurt many including the current president general of Democratic party Hon. Norbert Mao who appreciated his role not only as the president of DP but also as a mayor.
Meanwhile the party has established a burial coordinating committee headed by Hon. Medadi Lubega Segona that will preside over the ceremony.
The body will depart funeral home on Thursday at 8:00 am-10: am the body will be taken to Kampala capital city authority for a tribute and from 11:00 am-5:00pm the body will lay a lobby at parliament and thereafter the chamber Eulogies and that will be followed by a public night vigil at his home in Kansanga.
On Friday from 8:00 am there will be a memorial mass led by the Arch bishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at state wide insurance company of Uganda (SWICO), sure house and thereafter a memorial service will be held at Namirembe cathedral church after which the cortege will proceed to Mpande, Kalule Luweero district where he will be laid to rest on Saturday