THE British Government is to construct vocational and technical schools in Bunyoro Kingdom, Omukama Solomon Iguru has said.
Speaking after Christmas Day prayers at St. Peterâ€™s Cathedral in Duhaga in Hoima district on Saturday, Iguru said the move was part of the efforts to heal the historical injustices inflicted upon the Banyoro by the British colonialists.
â€œThe schools will teach science and technology, thereby helping the Banyoro to fast-track development,â€ he said.
He urged his subjects to offer land where the schools would be constructed.
The colonialists allegedly committed crimes such as pillage, murder and rape against the Banyoro over 100 years ago.
The kingdom believes such acts were in retaliation against the Banyoro for having resisted colonial rule.
Iguru urged the Banyoro to instill into their children the traditional culture and values.
â€œLet us stop fighting and focus on educating our children,â€ he added.
The king hailed the Bishop of Bunyoro Kitara Diocese, Nassan Kyamanywa, for setting up and renovating church-founded schools.
Kyamanywa urged Christians to use the Christmas season to serve others.
Britain to build schools in Bunyoro