Ugandan MPs will on March 25 convene for a special sitting to elect a new speaker following the demise of Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah.
On March 20, President Museveni announced that Speaker Oulanyah has died. (Read Story Here).
As we reported earlier, no parliamentary business can take place other than the election of the speaker if the position falls vacant. (Read Story Here).
Addressing reporters in Kampala today, information minister Dr Chris Baryomunsi announced that cabinet had set March 25 as the date for election of Oulannya’s replacement.
This means that by end of Friday, Uganda’s Parliament will have a new speaker.
MORE ON SPEAKER OULANYAH’S DEATH
Museveni has since ordered that flags fly at half mast until Oulanyah has been buried. (Read Story Here).
But Museveni’s government is yet to reveal the cause of Oulanyah’s death. (Read Story Here).
His father Nathan Okori says his son Oulanyah was poisoned. (Read Story Here).
Acholi Paramount Chief has asked government to explain why most powerful politicians from the region die only a few months in office. (Read Story Here).