Gov’t Releases Tentative Program For Burial Of Oulanyah, New Speaker To Be Elected On 29 March

Gov’t Releases Tentative Program For Burial Of Oulanyah, New Speaker To Be Elected On 29 March

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Just two days after clocking 57, Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah was yesterday announced dead by President Yoweri Museveni, sending the country into grief.

According to a tentative program issued by government, his body will arrive in the country on Sunday 27th March 2022 at 2:00 pm at Entebbe International Airport.

The election and swearing-in of the new Speaker of Parliament of Uganda will be conducted on Tuesday 29th March 2022.

Oulanyah’s body will be taken to Parliament on Thursday, 31st March 2022.

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On Friday 1st April 2022, there will be a Funeral Mass at Namirembe Cathedral led by the Archbishop Dr. Stephen Kazimba.

The body will then be airlifted after service direct to Lalogi in Omoro for the Burial on Saturday 2nd April 2022 beginning at 10:00am.

Oulanyah died at a hospital in Seattle in the United States of America, following an illness that kept him out of duty since the beginning of this year.

“Countrymen and Countrywomen, it is with a lot of sadness that I announce the death of the Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, the Speaker of Parliament,” tweeted President Museveni, sending waves of shock across the country.

At Parliament, a grief-stricken Deputy Speaker, Anita Among led Commissioners and the institution in mourning her boss.

“Parliament will never be the same without you, I will dearly miss you, the light moments, the unique moments we jointly chaired the proceedings of the House – setting precedents that had never been and all that you were to me and the Parliament of Uganda,” she said.

She later addressed a teary news conference, in which she said burial arrangements will be communicated, and a liaison between Parliament and Office of the President established to coordinate the funeral.

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga commiserated with Oulanyah’s family and the NRM fraternity, for losing their Vice Chairperson (Northern Uganda), and a Member of its Central Executive Committee.

“It’s with great sadness that I received the news of the passing of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah; deepest condolences to his family, friends, the Parliamentary fraternity, the people of Omoro & the National Resistance Movement that he served as Vice Chairman for Northern Uganda,” said Mpuuga.RIP.

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