President Museveni has directed that all flags in Uganda fly at half-mast until the burial of fallen Speaker Jacob Oulanyah. Museveni delivered his directive through Twitter on Monday, “Countrymen and Countrywomen Yesterday, at about 12.40 pm, it was my sad duty to announce the untimely death of our Speaker, the Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, MP for Omoro. Today, I add the following:
- I extend my condolences, the condolences of my family and of all Ugandans to the children of Oulanyah and to his wider family. The government and the NRM will always stand with them. I will say more about Rt. Hon. Oulanyah in the coming days
- .Secondly, I have activated the National Organizing Committee, under the Hon. Babalanda, to organise the official burial of the Late Speaker. They know what to do.
- .Thirdly, I direct that the flags in Uganda fly at half- masts until the burial of the Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah. This is provided for in the official burials’ procedures.”