Members of Parliament have been directed by the newly elected Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, to give monies to be used to sponsor Oulanyah’s children in school, as well as the other youngsters he supports.
While speaking to mourners at Oulanyah’s Muyenga home, Among urged legislators that their assistance is critical in ensuring that these children are supported in terms of paying school fees, among other things.
“We want to vow to Jacob’s children that we, as Uganda’s Parliament, have an additional obligation to Jacob’s children.” As Parliament, you are our children,” Among remarked.
At Seroma Christian School, Oulanyah was sponsoring 101 kids. The students have pleaded with the government, particularly Speaker Anita Among, to fill the void in their support.
President Museveni and the NRM were praised for backing Oulanyah’s ambition to become Speaker of Parliament.
Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo said that a Jacob Oulanyah Studies Fund has been established to assist the late Speaker’s children and all others for whom he was paying fees to complete their education.
“We established the Jacob Oulanyah Education Trust Fund, which I have the honor of chairing.” Oulanyah’s children will not be able to see him today, but their goals and pursuit of education will continue as if he were still alive.
Oulanyah’s body is currently being held at his Muyenga mansion for friends and well-wishers to pay their condolences.
The body will be carried to Parliament tomorrow (April 5) for MPs to pay their final respects.
On Wednesday, a state funeral for Oulanyah will be held in the Kololo ceremonial grounds.
On April 8, he will be buried at his ancestral home in Omoro’s Lalogi village, and the day will be celebrated as a public holiday.