Government Releases ‘Final’ Detailed Program For Museveni Inauguration

President Elect Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni will on May, 12 be inaugurated for a sixth term after being declared winner of the January 14 polls.

According to the program released by the Ministry for Presidency, the Wednesday function will begin as early as 8 am and end at 2:30 pm.

“The swearing-in procedure will see the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission invited by the director of ceremonies proceed to the swearing-in podium and then invite the president-elect to proceed to the swearing-in podium where he will be presented to the nation,” the program reads in part.

“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.”

According to the program after taking and signing 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.

The Chief of Defence Forces will then hand over the instruments of national defence to the president-elect and later, 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 honour.”

The program indicates that later, 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.

Cultural entertainment will then follow and anthems close off the function before the president sees off his guests.

Below is a detailed program

Wednesday 12th May, 2021

8.10 a.m – Parade Forms

8.20 a.m – Invited Guests take their seats

– Cultural Performers entertain the Public

ARRIVALS:

8.50 a.m – Commissioner General of Prisons

– Inspector General of Police

– Chief of Defence Forces (General Salute)

– Permanent Secretaries

– Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet

– Religious Leaders

9.00 a.m – Their Royal Highnesses the Traditional Leaders

– Heads of Diplomatic Missions

– Chief Registrar

– Justices of Supreme Court

– Principal Judge

– Members of Parliament

9.25 a.m – Chairperson, Electoral Commission

– Hon. Ministers of State

– Hon. Cabinet Ministers

– Secretary General, NRM

9.40 a.m – Rt. Hon. Prime Minister

– 1st Vice Chairman, NRM

– His Lordship the Deputy Chief Justice

– Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament

10.00 a.m – His Lordship the Chief Justice (Roll of Drums)

10.10 a.m – Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament

10.20 a.m – Arrival of H.E Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi Vice President of the Republic of Uganda.

10.30 a.m – Arrival of visiting Heads of State and Government and First Ladies (Fanfare by the Band).

10.40 a.m – Arrival of H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces and Maama Janet Museveni.

The President is received by:

  • H.E the Vice President
  • Rt. Hon. Prime Minister
  • Minister in Charge of the Presidency
  • Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet
  • Service Chiefs
  • H.E the President proceeds to the Saluting Dais
  • Presidential Salute
  • National Anthem (concurrently with lowering of the Presidential Standard Flag)
  • EAC Anthem
  • H.E the President takes his seat

SWEARING-IN PROCEDURE:

  • The Director of Ceremonies takes over:
  • Chairperson of the Electoral Commission is invited by the Director of Ceremonies to proceed to the Swearing-in Podium.
  • The Chairperson Electoral Commission invites the President-Elect to proceed to the Swearing-in Podium
  • H.E the President proceeds to the Swearing -in Podium
  • The Chairperson, Electoral Commission introduces the President-Elect to the Nation.
  • The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission invites 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 proceed to the Swearing-in Podium.
  • The Chairperson, Electoral Commission resumes his seat.
  • The Chief Registrar presents the Bible and the Oath of Allegiance to the President-Elect
  • The President-Elect takes the Oath of Allegiance.
  • The Chief Registrar presents the Oath of President to the President-Elect
  • The Chief Registrar takes the Bible away from the President-Elect.
  • The Chief Registrar guides the President-Elect where to sign on the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of the President. (Fanfare by the Band while signing)
  • The Chief Registrar guides the Chief Justice where to sign on the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of the President.
  • The Chief Registrar presents, one by one, the Instruments of Power of the Republic of Uganda to the Chief Justice;
  1. The Constitution.
  2. The National Flag.

iii. The Presidential Standard Flag.

  1. The National Anthem.
  1. The National Court of Arms and
  2. The Public Seal.
  • Chief Justice hands-over, one by one, the Instruments of Power of the Republic of Uganda to the President.
  • Chief of Defense Forces hands over the Instruments of National Defense to H.E the President and Commander in Chief.
  • The Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet receives, one by one the Instruments of Power of the Republic of Uganda from H.E the President for custody.
  • The Director of Ceremonies requests His Lordship the Chief Justice, The Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet; and the Chief Registrar to resume their seats
  • H.E the President proceeds to the Saluting Dias.
  • H.E the President takes the Presidential Salute while the parade adopts the Alfa Formation, concurrent with the rising of the Flag and a 21 Gun Salute.
  • H.E the President inspects the Guard of Honour.
  • H.E the President takes his seat
  • The Director of Ceremonies congratulates H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni upon his assumption of the highest Office in the land, and calls on the Religious Leaders to pray for the blessing of both the President’s new term of Office and the Nation.

PRAYERS

  • The His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda (Christian Faith)
  • His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje-Mufti of Uganda (Islamic Faith)
  • Parade march past in slow and quick time.
  • Parade matches in review order.
  • Presidential Salute.
  • Parade Commander requests for permission to march off the Colours and the Parade.
  • Director of Ceremonies requests H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda to introduce the visiting Heads of State and Government
  • H.E the President addresses the Nation
  • Cultural Entertainment (Two items each 5 minutes)
  • EAC Anthem
  • National Anthem
  • Beating of the retreat(10mins); UPDF Band.
  • H.E the President sees off the visiting Heads of State and Government
  • H.E the President departs
  • H.E the Vice President departs
  • Others depart in reverse order of arrival

2.30 P.M – End of Ceremonies at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds

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