Jimmy Akena, who is also the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) President says that Oulanyah would best steer the Parliament with his principles and knowledge about the law. Akena said that he will support Oulanyah, although he highly respects Kadaga.
In the current 2020/2021 budget, the Works and Transport docket took the lion’s share with an allocation of 5.84 trillion Shillings, followed by Security with an allocation of 4.5 trillion Shillings. Agriculture and Tourism are among the least funded sectors.
Oulanyah has not chaired any parliamentary session for over a year now. The Deputy Speaker and Kadaga, who is preparing for a contest for the Speaker’s job when the position falls vacant in May this year, have been conflicting over chairing the house since the 2016 speaker’s race, in which Oulanyah had sought to unseat Kadaga.
The two leaders have had a bitter relationship since 2016 when Oulanyah sought to contest for the position of the Speaker of Parliament, currently occupied by Rebecca Kadaga. They have, on several occasions disagreed on who should chair plenary sittings and taking trips abroad.
The motion initially proposed the creation of 12 new municipalities of Nansana, Kira, Makindye-Ssabagabo, Kisoro, Mityana, Njeru, Kitgum, Ibanda, Koboko, Mubende, Kumi, and Lugazi. The motion attracted a lot debate, with the then Shadow Local Governments Minister, Betty Nambooze accusing government of trying to create electoral areas to benefit its supporters and o burden the tax payer.
In a place filled with top government officials, Oulanyah said that Ugandans are all guilty of abetting corruption, and called for internal reflection from everyone in order to stem corruption out of the country. Amidst cheers from the crowd, Oulanyah said it was time to stop the pretence and stop being corrupt.
Oulanyah said he had a fairly bad experience when he was asked to park his vehicle and walk for more than one kilometre to the hotel. Oulanyah says efforts to persuade him to arrive at the hotel in his drive fell on deaf ears.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah today questioned the competence of several government officials following the controversy manner in which they handled the registration process of the Uganda National Airlines Company.
Tabled by Kumi Woman MP, Monica Amoding, the Bill seeks to consolidate all laws relating to sexual offences, combat sexual violence and provide for punishment of sexual perpetuators. The proposed legislation also seeks to provide for procedural and evidential requirements during trial of sexual offences and other related matters.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, tasked government to avail a progress report on the implementation and utilization of 50.4 billion shillings million loan provided for maritime communication on Lake Victoria.
The heated exchange between legislators followed a 15 minutes suspension of the sitting by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah for Parliament to raise the required quorum of 154 MPs in order for a vote by show of hands as proposed by Ndorwa West MP Wilfred Niwagaba.
In the letter dated 5th September 2018 to Oulanyah, Odonga alleges gross irregularities and bias describing Oulanyahs conduct as that of a typical National Resistance Movement NRM party mobiliser and not that of a speaker.
According to a report released by the Adhoc committee, they had recorded statements indicating that men in SFC uniforms hit Kyagulanyis head with an iron bar after breaking into his hotel room on August 13. He said he had sustained injuries all over the body.