President Yoweri Museveni will issue a recorded video message to the country tomorrow, 9th September 2022 regarding the matter of the death of the Queen of England, the Senior Press Secretary to the President, Sandor Walusimbi said Thursday night.
“His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has learnt of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth’s death at the age of 96. The President will issue a recorded video message to the country tomorrow, 9th September 2022. May her soul rest in eternal peace,” Walusimbi said in a tweet.
Uganda as a former colony of England is a member of the Commonwealth and pays allegiance to the Monarch in the United Kingdom. And President Museveni during his three-decade rule has maintained good relations with the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died at her home in Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.
The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.