Cash Bonanza: Acholi MPs In Jubilations As Gov’t Releases UGX1.2B For Oulanyah’s Funeral 

Cash Bonanza: Acholi MPs In Jubilations As Gov’t Releases UGX1.2B For Oulanyah’s Funeral 

By Spy Uganda

Acholi Members of Parliament must be in jubilations after the Ministry of Finance released UGX1.2 billion to Parliamentary Commission for burial arrangements of Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who will be laid to rest on Friday at his ancestral home in Acholi.

For days now, a section of Acholi lawmakers has been protesting the delayed disbursement of funds asking local leaders to reject calls to contribute towards the funeral of Oulanyah.

News of the release of funds has been confirmed by Chris Obore, the director of communications at Parliament who has tweeted thus; 

“I can now confirm that Finance Ministry has released shs1.2bn to Parliamentary Commission for burial arrangements of late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah. The Commission will work with NOC to ensure decent send-off.”

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Obore added that Parliament had earlier managed the expenses for the vigil at both residents of the deceased in Muyenga and Omoro.

“Speaker Anita Among and Clerk to Parliament Adolf Mwesige have marshalled all efforts to support the national organizing committee. Without additional funds, we are handling vigils both at Muyenga & Omoro.”

Oulanyah’s body will spend the whole of today at Parliament as MPs pay tribute and tomorrow be taken to Kololo grounds where President Yoweri Museveni and other distinguished leaders, religious heads, close friends and family will pay their last respect.

His remains will then be airlifted to his native home in Omoro district where he will be buried on Friday.

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