Deputy Speaker Anita Among has informed the House that the Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, is responding well to treatment.

 Among who chaired the Plenary session on Thursday, 17 February 2022, said the Speaker was recovering well and that he has spoken with a number of legislators.

“Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah is now in a good state; he has been able to talk to a number of you; he is in a very good state and we thank God for that,” she Among.  

The Deputy Speaker, while chairing the Plenary sitting of Tuesday, 8th February 2022, revealed that Speaker Jacob Oulanyah was receiving specialised treatment outside the country.

She said that Oulanyah had been unwell for two weeks receiving treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital before he was flown out of the country.

She added that medical experts at Mulago Hospital in consultation with his personal doctors agreed to take him out of Mulago to a specialized hospital. She then asked the country to send prayers and good wishes.

Speaker Oulanyah on Thursday, 17 February 2022, took to his Twitter handle @JacobOulanyah to thank Ugandans for their prayers and concern about his well-being.

“Fellow Ugandans, My deepest appreciation for your well-wishes and prayers; I wish you God’s blessings,” tweeted Oulanyah.