The Archbishop of Church of Uganda
Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu and the presiding Bishop for the Evangelical
Orthodox Church in Uganda Jacinto Kibuuka have eulogized the good works
of now the late, Speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah.
In his statement Kaziimba said
Oulanyah was very committed to serving God and very generous.
"Oulanyah has been a member of
our Church. He was very committed and generous.
Not long time ago, he brought 100M
towards Church House debt clearance. He went ahead and mobilized members of
Parliament to do the same and the responded positively.
We knew him as a man who wanted a
fair and just society, a peace maker, a champion of dialogue and harmony.
We are comforted by our theme as
Church of Uganda from Lamentations 3:21, that there is hope beyond affliction.
May the Lord comfort Uganda in this
time of morning a great hero and friend of many." Said Kazimba
In the same way Bishop Kibuuka said
that the body of Christ and the country has lost an instrumental person who has
done much in defending it and supporting it.
He said that Oulanyah has been a
jolly, sarcastic, intelligent, friendly person who supported the church
in all ways possible and always pro-development before praying for his soul to
rest in eternal peace
President Museveni on Sunday announced Oulanyah’s death on Twitter
saying he was a good Cadre.
The now deceased Omoro County MP (Omoro District) was elected Speaker on May
24, 2021, after defeating Ms Kadaga. He served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament
from May 2011 until May 2021.
He has also been the Vice president North in the ruling National
Resistance Movement (NRM)