By Rehema Nagujja
Uganda’s parliament speaker Jacob Lokori Oulanya is to start presiding the parliamentary sessions early next week.
According to Chris Obore, the Director of Communication and public affairs at the parliament, Oulanya had travelled to the United Kingdom to see his child whom he missed so much.
“Yes speaker Oulanya had travelled to UK but to see his son whom he had not seen for a long time but related to any sickness.” Obore said
He also asked the nation not to be on panic and confirmed that the speaker would start presiding parliament sessions next week.
Days ago, members of parliament put deputy speaker Anita Among on pressure asking about Oulanya’s absence a situation Oulanya handled through his social media when he shared a picture and captioned “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words”
Sources reveal that speaker Oulanya was admitted at ST Thomas Hospital UK for further treatment after suffering from persistent abnorminal pain.
He last presided over parliament at the reading of the 2021/2022 financial year budget at Kololo Independence grounds.
Oulanya is a Uganda lawyer, economist and a member of parliament representing Omoro district.
In may he was elected speaker of the 11th Parliament replacing NRM’s Rebecca Kadaga.