President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda announced the death of Jacob Oulanyah, the Speaker of Uganda’s 11th Parliament, on Sunday. From 2021 until 2022, Oulanyah was the Speaker of Uganda’s 11th Parliament. He died on March 20 in Seattle, Washington, USA, where he was receiving treatment. Museveni expressed his sympathies in a message, saying Oulanyah was a good Cadre and that he had to postpone the announcement in order to inform his children first.
“People who had been with him and the doctor who was caring for him in the intensive care unit informed me of this sad news around 10.30 a.m. East African time,” Museveni stated. After defeating former Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga on May 24, 2021, the late Speaker was elected to office. From May 2011 to May 2021, he was also the Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament. Oulanyah was also a member of parliament in Uganda’s Northern Region, representing the Omoro County Constituency, Omoro District, Acholi sub-region.
His death had been rumored since late last week, but officials have categorically denied the assertion. He’d been flown to the United States for additional treatment. From May 2011, the agricultural economist, who entered politics in 2001, worked under Kadaga. The Omoro county legislator was elected to Parliament in 2001 on a Uganda People’s Congress ticket, at a time when party activities were prohibited and political activity was governed solely by the National Resistance Movement (ruling party) system, which was established in 1986 when President Yoweri Museveni took power. The political play was based on individual merit rather than party ambitions under the regime.
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