By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has pledged to complete Jacob Oulanyah’s village mansion and also to take care of the children and all other dependants the fallen speaker of 11th parliament left behind.
Museveni made the commitment while meeting the Greater North Parliamentary Forum representatives at State House Nakasero on Thursday who had sought audience with the President demanding the vacant position be ring-fenced for Northern Uganda, where the Oulanyah hailed from.
Established in May 2008, the Forum offers political leadership and monitoring to the Post Conflict and Recovery Process of Northern Uganda. It comprises of all Members of Parliament from the Greater North offering a neutral space for MPs to engage beyond party constraints.
The MPs noted that Oulanyah’s influence earned the ruling National Resistance Movement NRM party overwhelming support in Northern Uganda for the first time in three decades adding that that Oulanyah short-lived his dream, serving for only nine months.
According to the MPs, Museveni agreed to equally pay for all dependents who were being financially supported by Oulanyah in addition to completing the construction of Oulanyah’s multi-billion village mansion in Omoro District.
Douglas Peter Okello, the Omoro District Chairperson earlier disclosed that the Late Oulanyah was supporting up to 150 learners in both Primary, Secondary, and University. Thus, the President’s pledge comes as a relief to the dependents who had predicted a future of uncertainties.
The Late Oulanyah, 56, died on Sunday March 20th, 2022 from a hospital in Seattle, United States of America where he was admitted for specialized treatment since February 4th.