The family of the late Speaker of the 11th Parliament, Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah has organized commemorative activities to remember a well lived life of selfless service to Uganda.
Oulanyah, who passed away at 56 years, while in the United States on March, 20th 2022 was succeeded by his son, Andrew Ojok who was elected as the Omoro Parliamentary representative last year.
According to Mr. Justus Tugume, the fallen Speaker’s political assistant, the commemorative activities are running from 14th to 20th March, 2023.
“Omoro County Member of Parliament, Andrew Ojok,who also is the son to late Oulanyah is the primary planner of the memorial activities,” Tugume said.
According to Tugume, the Programs started yesterday, 14th Tuesday with the Launch of J. Oulanyah Legacy Autocross Competition at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala at 10am.
The event will be followed by the Jacob Oulanyah Memorial Cup launch scheduled for 19th March Sunday in Omoro County.
“Then on Monday, 20th March 2023, memorial service will be held at All Saints Cathedral in Kampala on Monday at 3pm,” Tugume stated.
He continued to state that on Thursday 23rd March, Parliament will pay tribute to the former Speaker followed by activities such as Bikers Tribute Ride, and Autocross team in Gulu on 24th taken by Ugandan Bikers Association, which the late Speaker was part of.
“This will be followed by the Oulanyah Legacy Autocross Competition on 25th at Awere, Odek, Omoro County, and end with J. Oulanyah Memorable Cup Final at Ajuri, Odek Omoro County on 26th March 2023,” he said.
These activities will be led by Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo and Justice Minister Norbert Mao, who were both intimate acquaintances of the deceased.
The organizers want to remember Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah as a beloved grandfather, father, son, brother, friend, mentor, leader, patriot, orator, and an inspiration to numerous individuals globally.
At the time of his passing, he was the Vice Chairman for Northern Uganda in the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.
He served as the Member of Parliament representing Omoro County in the Parliament of Uganda. He also served as the Deputy Speaker and Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.
He is fondly remembered for his embodiment of the “Ubuntu” philosophy, legal acumen and the bow-tie.