The Prime minister pointed out that the objective of the conference is to bring unity following divisions among the subjects of the Tooro Kingdom.
PIC: The Prime minister of Tooro Kingdom, Bernard Tungakwo (right), the deputy speaker of the Kingdom Kasoro Atwooki (centre) and Kyegegwa Woman MP Stella Kiiza during a press conference at Fairway Hotel on August 10, 2016. Photos/ Francis Emorut
The Tooro Kingdom has called for unity conference to tackle issues affecting the kingdom especially divisions among the King's subjects and land conflicts among others.
Announcing the forthcoming Tooro conference (TOCO) to take place at Mucwa complex, the Kingdom's headquarters in Fort Portal on September 15 to 16, the Tooro Prime minister, Bernard Tungakwo said it is meant to develop Tooro region.
Tungakwo, who was flanked by members of the Kingdom and politicians from the region, said this during a press conference at Fairway Hotel in Kampala on Wednesday.
The conference will be held under the theme: Rethinking and harnessing Tooro's opportunities and potentials: Building synergy and collective effort to develop Tooro.
It will attract over 500 participants from five districts including Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa and Ntoroko.
Among expected participants are politicians, eminent persons, religious leaders, the Kingdom's leadership, youth, business community, civil society and members from the diaspora.
The Prime minister pointed out that the objective of the conference is to bring unity following divisions among the subjects of the Tooro Kingdom and repositioning the Tooro region in the national development.
Experts in education and other professionals would be invited to present papers on education, health, agriculture, land and investment opportunities.
The Kyegewa Woman MP, Stella Kiiza noted that there is need to reform education sector tailored to practical work contrary to theory.
Dr. Tito Beyeza said regarding health, the conference would focus on methods of prevention especially with worrying rising cases of cancer.
"Is it because we have abandoned our traditional ways of preparing food for example using machines to process millet and groundnuts instead of using grinding stone or a motor for groundnuts paste," Beyeza said.
Mwenge North Constituency MP, Lawrence Akugizibwe said the Tooro people need to engage in commercial agriculture to support families.
James Kaija, the Kingdom's minister of development said investment opportunities such as tourism would be explored.