By Damali Mukhaye & Moses Kyeyune
Kampala Capital City Authority is holding an extra ordinary sitting to pay tribute to the late John Ssebaana Kizito, the former mayor of Kampala and Democratic Party president.
The sitting that has started with a motion to hail his contribution to the uplifting of the city during his two-term six year tenure as Mayor of the defunct Kampala City Council at City hall marks the beginning of the official funeral program.
Ssebaana a two-time mayor died on July 3 at Nakasero hospital where he was admitted in critical condition on June 19 after he suffered a stroke.
His body has been received by the lord mayor Erias Lukwago and it will later at 11:00am bet taken to parliament.
Government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa says Parliament will have to suspend its ordinary sittings for members to pay their last final respects.
After laying in state at parliament the body will then be taken for a mass at Sir Apollo Kivebulaaya Church of Uganda in Kansanga.
On Friday, there will be two requiem masses at Namirembe Cathedral and another at his State Wide Insurance Company at Sure House, Bombo road led Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
On Saturday, Ssebaana will be buried at Mpande village, Kalule parish, Nyimbwa sub-county in Luwero district.
Meanwhile, the presence of the Christine Namiiro Kizito at the burial of her husband Ssebaana Kizito hangs in balance as it has emerged she is bedridden in the United Kingdom and unable to travel back to Uganda as earlier anticipated.