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Ugandan Public Holiday February 16

Source: Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala)
Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: February 14, 2018


Uganda's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service, has announced that Tuesday, February 16, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Uganda, in honour of Archbishop Janani Luwum who was killed on February 16, 1977.

Today's announcement that Tuesday, February 16, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Uganda, in honour of Archbishop Janani Luwum, thus confirms last year's announcement (2015-02-16) by Uganda's President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, that, beginning this year, February 16 would be a new annual non-working public holiday in Uganda, in honour of Archbishop Janani Luwum who was killed on February 16, 1977, during Idi Amin's rule.

At the time, we mentioned that the announcement that February 16 would be a new annual non-working public holiday in Uganda, remained to be confirmed, as it had been made in the heat of the moment at a wreath-laying ceremony on the grave of Archbishop Janani Luwum in Mucwini, Kitgum District, though we did also mention that the Ugandan government is, however, not know for intemperate promises of new annual public holidays in Uganda.



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