The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, has asked legislators to preach safe road usage among their constituents. This as MPs observed a minute of silence to remember Hon. Cyrus Amodoi, who died in a road accident Tuesday, 14 March 2017.
Rt. Hon. Oulanyah also announced that the Parliament would hold a special sitting on Friday, 17th March, 2017 to honour the Late Amodoi.
“I urge all MPs to sensitise your people about safe use of roads. We cannot continue losing our people in ghastly road accidents,” said Hon. Oulanyah.
Hon. Cyrus Amodoi Imalingat was an Independent Member of Parliament for Toroma County in Katakwi district. He died, when the vehicle in which he was traveling was involved in an accident along Kampala-Jinja Road. He held a Bachelors of Education degree from Makerere and other qualifications in Security. He served on the committees on Human Rights and Defence and Internal Affairs.
Oulanyah said that road accidents negatively impacted on the economy and that the affected families never recover from the loss.
“Although several Police initiatives to make Ugandan roads safe like ‘Fika Salama’ have helped improve the situation on the roads, we as MPs also need to talk to our constituents, drivers and road users about the safe use of the roads,” he said.
The late Amodoi will lay in state for public viewing at Parliament on Friday morning, before the special sitting of the House later the same day on Friday. On Saturday, the Katakwi district council will honor him before burial on Sunday 19th March 2017 in Magoro sub-county, Toroma County in Katakwi district.