The office of presidency has released out a programme to be followed in a brief Swearing-in of the President-elect Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Wednesday May 6th at the Kololo ceremonial grounds.
According to a program released by the Ministry for Presidency, government says that the event is expected to start as early as 8 am up to 2:30 pm under the theme ”SECURING YOUR FUTURE.”
By 8:10 AM, Parade Forms with the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces-UPDF officers, Police, and Uganda Prisons Services marches as invited guests take their seats, this is proceeded by cultural Performers entertain the Public.
The President-elect and Commander-in-Chief of UPDF Gen. Museveni is expected to arrive at 10.40 a.m with the 1st lady Maama Janet Museveni.
The President will be received by:• H.E the Vice President Edward Sekandi, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda, Minister in Charge of the Presidency Hon.Esther Mbayo, Head of Public Service, Secretary to Cabinet and Service Chiefs.
According to the statement from the ministry of presidency, the Electoral commission boss Justice Simon Byabakama will be summoned by the Director of Ceremonies to introduce Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, Chief Justice of Uganda to officially swear in the president.
“The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission will then invite His Lordship the Chief Justice to proceed to the swearing-in Podium to administer the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of President to the president-elect. His Lordship the Chief Justice, the Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet, and the Chief Registrar will proceed to the swearing-in podium and the Chief Registrar will present the Bible and Oath of Allegiance to the president.”
After the oath of allegiance and the oath of the president, the president-elect will receive instruments of power of the Republic of Uganda including the Constitution, the national flag, the presidential standard flag, the national anthem, the National Court of Arms and the public seal from the Chief Justice.
Museveni Swearing-in Program Out
This will be proceeded by the hand over of the instruments of national defense to Museveni by the Chief of Defence Forces-CDF General David Rubakuba Muhoozi .
After which the head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet will receive one by one, the instruments of power from the president for custody.
“H.E the president will then take the presidential salute while the parade adopts the Alfa formation, concurrent with the rising of the flag and a 21 gun salute. The president will then inspect the guard of honor.”
Religious leaders will then pray for the president’s new term of office and the nation before the parade that will comprise of the UPDF, Police and Uganda Prisons Services marches in slow and quick time.
The president will later introduce the visiting heads of state and later address the nation for the first time as president.
The Presidential senior press Secretary Lindah Nabusayi said heads of state and delegations from various countries will start arriving on Tuesday this week.
Among the heads of state who have so far confirmed attendance include President of Somalia Mohamed Farmajo, President of Guinea, Alpha Condé, and Prime Minister of Gabon, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda.
Mozambique President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Burundian leader, Évariste Ndayishimiye, Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo, and South Sudan president Gen Salva Kiir have confirmed their presence.
Cultural entertainment will then follow and anthems close off the function before the president sees off his guests.