Source:Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (Kampala)
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Updated: Thursday, July 5, 2018
In a joint communiqué by Uganda's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service, and Permanent Secretary Public Service Ministry, Catherine Bitarakwate, the government of Uganda announced that Thursday, February 18, 2016, would be another non-working public holiday in Uganda, on account of the upcoming presidential polls in Uganda.
As per the aforementioned announcement, "First Deputy Prime Minister and minister of Public Service informs the general public that Thursday 18th February, 2016 will be a public holiday to allow Ugandans participate in the National voting activities being organized by the Independent Electoral Commission".
Recall that, yesterday (2016-02-09), Uganda's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service, had additionally 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. That announcement confirming 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.
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