President Yoweri Museveni has saluted former leaders of the Democratic Party (DP) for their contribution towards stability of the country.
This is contained in his condolence message delivered on his behalf by Premier, Robinah Nabbanja to the family of ex-DP leader, Dr. Paul Kawanga Semogerere.
The president has also given the family Shs20 million as his personal condolence contribution towards the burial expenses.
Ssemogerere, who been laid to rest this afternoon at Nantale village in Nkumba died on Friday last week. succumbing to a Urinary Tract Infection, according to preliminary findings.
His personal conductor, Dr. Charles Kasozi however told mourners on Sunday that much as preliminary investigations show Urinary Tract Infection as the cause of death, they have decided to conduct toxicological inquiries because Ssemogerere’s death was “unexpected”.
The state accorded Ssemogerere a state burial but his family revealed that the deceased warned them against having his body taken to parliament or Kololo ceremonial grounds.
The former DP leader, who stood for presidency twice also worked in Museveni’s governmment in several capacities as deputy prime minister, minister of internal and foreign affairs, as well as public service.