Confirmed: New Speaker To Be Elected This Friday To Replace Deceased Jacob Oulanyah

Confirmed: New Speaker To Be Elected This Friday To Replace Deceased Jacob Oulanyah

By Spy Uganda

Parliament to elect the new speaker of the 11th Parliament replacing the fallen speaker Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah on Friday this week.

Sources from ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have confirmed saying that the party has set tomorrow, Tuesday as the date for expression of interest for the position of Speaker of Parliament.

The above was later confirmed by the minister of ICT and National Guidance, Dr Chris Baryomunsi while addressing journalists in Kampala.

“The sitting of cabinet today at State House, Entebbe which was chaired by President Museveni took a decision that Parliament of Uganda shall convene on Friday, March 25, 2022 to fill the vacancy of a Speaker,” he said.

In an earlier statement, Government Chief Whip and NRM Parliamentary Caucus chairperson, Thomas Tayebwa, said he had been instructed by President Museveni who is the NRM chairman to call for a special caucus meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 2pm at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds to discuss the issue of Speaker of Parliament.

“All members are required to undertake a Covid-19 test. This procedure will take place on Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 9:00am- 4:00pm and Wednesday 23rd March, 2022, 9:00am – 12:00 noon, at Parliamentary Conference Hall. Only members who will have taken this test with the prescribed service provider at the Parliamentary Conference Hall will attend the caucus,” Mr Tayebwa said in a Monday afternoon statement.

Oulanyah passed on March 20 in Seattle, the US where he was being treated at.

In his message of condolence, Museveni said Oulanyah was a good Cadre, and that he had to delay the announcement to get his children to be informed first.

“I got information of this sad news at 10.30am, East African time from People that have been with him and the doctor that was caring for him in the intensive care unit,” Museveni said.

The late Speaker was elected to that position on May 24, 2021, after defeating the former Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.

He had also served as Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, from May 2011 until May 2021.

Oulanyah was also a member of parliament representing the Omoro County Constituency, Omoro District, Acholi sub-region, in Uganda’s Northern Region. an accessible web community

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