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Govt injects shs200m into burial of ex-minister Aliker, funeral programme out

Dental surgeon and businessman, Dr Martin Aliker. PHOTO/ FILE

Kampala, (UG):- The government of Uganda has announced a contribution of shs100m towards the final send-off of former minister Dr Martin Aliker, who died on Monday at the age of 95.

The development was confirmed in the burial programme announced on Wednesday, by the government spokesperson’s office with the final send-off set for Sunday, April 21, at Aworanga in Gulu City.

According to the released programme, during the burial in Gulu, a national anthem will be played and the deceased’s coffin will be draped with the national flag.

A condolence book will be placed at a designated place at all Uganda diplomatic missions abroad. Also, an appropriate government representative will attend the funeral.

On Friday, April 19, Dr Aliker’s body will be taken to All Saints Cathedral Nakasero for a funeral service at 9 am. After the service, the body will be flown to Gulu City.

There will be another funeral service at St Phillips Cathedral Mican in Gulu City on Saturday, April 20th, and on the same day, the body will be taken to Aworanga, where a vigil will be held.

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On Sunday, Dr Aliker will be buried at his ancestral home in Aworanga, Gulu City, in northern Uganda.

Dr Aliker, who was born in 1928 in Gulu District, was a renowned businessman, politician and dental surgeon. He served as minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 1996 to 1999.

He also served as a Senior Advisor to President Museveni in the 90s.

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Dr Aliker was very instrumental during his time as chairman of Monitor Publications Limited as he spearheaded its acquisition by the Nation Media Group. He was also a board chairman of several high-profile companies in Uganda and the region.

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