Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has opened the lid on matters surrounding Speaker Jacob Oulanyah’s health. Anita told parliament on Monday that the Speaker was unwell for a period of two weeks before a decision to take him abroad was arrived at.
“I wish to inform the country that the Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has been unwell for the last two weeks. During that period he was receiving medical attention from Mulago National Referral Hospital,” Anita told parliament.
She said the Medical Experts at Mulago in consultation with his personal doctors, decided to refer him for further specialized medical attention out of the country.
Oulanyah was flown out aboard a chartered Uganda Airlines plane that jetted off Entebbe Airport on Wednesday to Iceland and later landed in USA.
Reports suggest that Parliament paid a total of $500,000 to Uganda Airlines to enable the Speaker’s travel out.