Traffic guidelines as 500 mourners attend fallen Archbishop Lwanga’s burial
A total of 500 mourners have been invited to attend the burial ceremony for the fallen Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga today, Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Rev.Fr.Nicholas Mulumba, the head of communication for Kampala Archdiocese has said whereas they would have loved everyone to attend the ceremony, the number has been limited so as to allow observance of coronavirus pandemic standard operating procedures-SOPs.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, there will be strict adherence to SOPs including social distancing, wearing of masks, sanitizing, among others.
Police says there will be traffic diversions on several roads and junctions leading to Rubaga Cathedral.
Traffic at Nabunya junction, Kabuusu roundabout and Rubaga hospital at Mutesa road will be diverted whereas Rubaga road leading to the cathedral will be restricted from motorists with stickers
Archbishop Lwanga,68, who is set to be buried inside Rubaga Cathedral was on Saturday morning, April 3,2021, found dead in his room and the postmortem done by 4 pathologists at Mulago national referral hospital indicated that he had died of a heart attack caused by a blood clot.
He served as Archbishop of Kampala for 15 years from 2006 to his death.
From 1996 to 2006, he served as Bishop of Kasana–Luweero.
He had succeeded Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala who had been created a Cardinal-Priest of S. Ugo in 1994, served as archbishop of Kampala until he resigned on 30 September 2006.