Uganda’s Speaker undergoing Treatment in US

By E K Benj @kivumbi updated at 0723 EAT on Wednesday 09th Feb 2022

KAMPALA- The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Anita Among on Tuesday revealed that the Speaker Jacob Oulanyah is receiving specialised treatment outside the country.

Rt Hon Jacob Oulanya , Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament- Courtesy photo

HICGI News Agency has learnt that, Oulanya was quietly flown to Seattle, United States of America for specialized treatment.

Oulanyah was flown out in the wee hours of Thursday, February 3, 2021, after discharge from Mulago National Referral Hospital where he had been admitted.

He was flown aboard the Uganda Airlines’ Airbus A330-800 neo, with registration code 5X-NIL which reportedly flew from Entebbe to Keflavik, Iceland in a flight time of 10 hours 42 minutes.

While chairing the Plenary sitting of Tuesday, 08 February 2022, Anita Among said that the Speaker left the country for treatment on Friday, 04 February 2022.

According to the Deputy Speaker, Oulanyah who has been unwell for the last two weeks received treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

“During the period he was receiving medical attention at Mulago Hospital, medical experts in consultation with his personal doctors agreed to take him out of Mulago to a specialized hospital,” the Deputy Speaker said adding that, ‘we pray that he recovers fast and comes back to resume his job’.


She urged Members of Parliament to disregard social media comments on the Speaker’s health.

“I spoke to Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah before I came to the House today and he is in good moods. He told me to tell the Members that he loves them,” Among said.

The Government Chief Whip, Hon Thomas Tayebwa commended the Deputy Speaker for chairing the House and updating the House on the Speaker’s health.

“We pray for the recovery of the Speaker. He told us last time that it has to be we and the moment we work as we in this House, then we will ensure that work goes on in case one of us is indisposed,” Tayebwa said.


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