By Catherine Apolot

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has revealed that Uganda’s brighter future can be secured through dialogue and unity.

Oulanyah said that learning from the past and planning for the future will promote the survival of the present which he says is key in setting standards that can propel the country’s institutions forward.

“I have spoken to people but I do it privately. If something is wrong, I find an opportunity to share with you individually. We can all persuade each other and give wise counsel privately,” said Oulanyah.

He was speaking at the 20th anniversary of the Uganda Human Rights Commission and commemoration of the Constitution Day at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday, 05 November 2018. The celebration was based on the theme Sovereignty of the People; Duties and Responsibilities of Stakeholders.

The Deputy Speaker said that the Constitution of Uganda  provided a framework and created institutions that arranged how powers would be shared and controlled.

He also noted that the country’s major institutions had to continue with concerted efforts to best serve the interests of the citizens saying “… Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary must act as one to save us, and we are all part of the equation”.

Oulanyah explained the UBUNTU concept which he said promotes brotherhood and sisterhood adding that positive energy ought to be pushed to fix gaps for the benefit of the country.