Ugandan urges weekday burial ban BBC News Online Speciosa Kazibwe suggested using fridges to preserve corpses A Ugandan official has suggested to MPs that funerals should be limited to Saturday afternoons to stop people taking time off work to attend them. Speciosa Kazibwe, a former vice-president who now heads a state development agency, noted that Uganda's death rate was very high. Uganda has been hard hit buy HIV/Aids, which caused 91,000 deaths in 2005. Ms Kazibwe said each constituency should have a mortuary with a fridge that could preserve corpses. She made the comments in a meeting with MPs on economic development. "I get surprised whenever I hear of a politician who abandons office and attends a funeral," the New Vision newspaper quoted her as saying. Burials were taking up lots of time as well as productive vehicles, she said.