The Parliamentary Anglican Chaplaincy, Rev. Canon Christine Shimanya says God made Jacob Oulanyah the Speaker to fight witchcraft and corruption in the country.
She noted presiding over prayers at Oulanyah’s home in Muyenga. Oulanyah died on Sunday morning in Seattle, United Stated of America.
Shimanya received a vision from God which she revealed to Oulanya and was to end corruption and witchcraft. She adds that Oulanyah was a great leader, friendly and god-fearing.
Shimanya does not however explain how she got the message passed on to Oulanya that he had been commissioned to witchcraft and corruption.
Several times, there has been rumours of some legislators using witchcraft to retain their seats, win favours or defeat opponents.
“I am happy that Oulanyah never bowed to any other gods to became Speaker,” Shimanya noted before urging mourners to desist from telling lies as they eulogize the fallen Speaker.
Deputy Speaker Anita Among told mourners that , without prior experience, she has had to preside over majority of the sittings of parliament since last year because of Oulanyah’s ill health.
The Premier Robinah Nabbanja noted that Oulanyah had directed her to learn how to work with his deputy Among.
Oulanyah, 56, was an agricultural economist, and lawyer, served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament from 2006 – 2016 under Rebecca Kadaga before defeating her on 24 May 2021 to become Speaker of the 11th Parliament.