The Speaker of Parliament the RT. Hon. Jacob Oulanya has passed on. According to a tweet by the president of Uganda HE. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the statesman died at in the morning of 20th March 2022 after a long stay in the intensive care unit.
“20th March, 2022, countrymen and countrywomen. It’s with a lot of sadness that I announce the death of tye Rt. Hon Jacob Oulanya, the speaker of Parliament,” the president tweeted.
“I got information of this sad news at 10:00am, East African time from people that have been with him and the doctor that was caring for him in the intensive care unit ,” he said in another tweet.
The president, who doubled as the Chairman of the National Resistance Movement, described the late as a great cadre.
“He was a good cadre. I delayed the announcement so that his children would be informed first. May his soul rest in eternal peace…,” He wrote in another tweet.
He has been battling undisclosed illnesses since last year and the situation worsened when he was airlifted to the US in critical condition.
He has been the sitting Member of Parliament for Omollo county in Omollo district and was Deputy speaker in the reign Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga for 10 years before he became Speaker in 2021.