President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni lays a wreath on the casket of Jacob Oulanyah during the state funeral at Kololo Independence Grounds.

The President of the Republic of Uganda ,His Excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni says losing Oulanyah now is a big loss to the country at the time he was more of great importance to the country.

” Oulanyah was a key figure in the process of uniting the people of Northern Uganda from the regions of Acholi,Lango and West nile which has promoted prosperity,”

During the state funeral for Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah which was attended by Museveni as the chief mourner ,he said if he knew that Oulanyah ‘s sickness was so bad he would not have allowed him to join the Speakership race in May 2021.The president adds may be the work load he had could have been a factor in the detoriation of his health .Oulanyah was also the vice chairman for NRM in Northern Uganda and also Member of Parliament for Omoro .

Museveni said this while addressing over 1000 invited mourners at Kololo Independence Grounds where a state funeral was accorded to Oulanyah. He adds that he had first known of Oulanyah’s sickness when he had first flown to Dubai.

The president urged the people that health is wealth and it it is a weapon and they need to look after it .

At the time of his untimely death ,Oulanyah was survived by eight children.He died from Seattle ,USA where he had been rushed in early February after a long term illness which also contibuted to his death.

Oulanyah will be greatly missed by his family members ,his friends and the locals of Omoro he represented in Parliament.

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