Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo will oversee the Jacob Oulanyah Education Trust Fund that will be used to sponsor his children in education.
Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo will oversee the Jacob Oulanyah Education Trust Fund, which will be used to sponsor the children of the late Jacob Oulanyah.
Before his death, Oulanyah was sponsoring up to 101 students at Seroma Christian school.
With fears that their education may be left in limbo after his death, the government has come up with the idea of forming an education trust fund to enable all children affected by the death of Oulanyah to continue pursuing their education up to their highest level.
While giving a speech at the deceased’s home in Muyenga on Sunday, the Chief Justice told mourners that as the Chief overseer of the fund, he will not allow any donated money to be channelled to doing other things.
“We’ve come up with Jacob Oulanyah education trust fund.Those who were being sponsored by Jacob will continue to pursue their education up to their highest level. I give you the assurance that not even a single coin will be put to wrong use under my watch,” the CJ told.
“We have set up the Jacob Oulanyah education trust fund which I am privileged to chair. It is our vow , our determination that Oulanyah’s children may not be able to see him now, but their dreams , and pursuit of education will continue as if he was alive,” Owiny-Dollo added commending the legacy set by the late.
“In my tradition when you leave children behind, You are dead but not dead. There is continuity in Jacob Oulanyah through his children,” Owiny-Dollo stated further.
Meanwhile, speaking about the same fund, the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Anita Among urged all people of good to contribute to the Education Trust Fund that has been set up to support the many children Oulanyah was supporting at school.
Among also called on her fellow MPs in the 11th Parliament to do the same.
“The children of Jacob, we want to pledge to you, we as Parliament of Uganda we have an additional responsibility towards Jacob’s children. You are our children as Parliament,” Among appealed.
“I want to appeal to all people of good to contribute to the Jacob Oulanyah Education Trust Fund that has been set up to support the many children he has been supporting in School,” she added.