Members of Parliament of Uganda have demanded to know the whereabouts of the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah.
For close to two months the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Rht. Hon. Jacob Oulanya has not been seen in public and there are concerns from the public about his whereabouts.
In a Plenary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Anita Among on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, Hon Joseph Ssewungu, the Kalungu West MP raised a procedural matter saying that MPs have a right to know the fate of the Head of the Institution.
Kilak South MP, Gilbert Olanya noted that the Speaker’s absence was questionable. He said that constituencies in Northern Ugandan are concerned about the whereabouts of the Speaker. He demanded information about the Speaker.
The Deputy Speaker was, however, non-committal of the whereabouts of the Speaker. She noted that there was no vacuum in the institution.
Parliament spokesperson Chris Obore has also dismissed reports that speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah was critically ill and needs to be airlifted abroad for specialized treatment.
“The Speaker is well and having time with his children at home. He has been in campaigns for more than a year. A family is as important as a national duty.” said Obore.