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Tooro people’s conference commences in Fort Portal

By Wilson Asiimwe

Added 23rd December 2017 09:08 AM

Prof. Edward Rugumayo, the chairman of Tooro elder’s forum said during the opening ceremony on Friday that the conference will identify and discuss issues aimed at developing the region.

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Leaders pose for a picture after launching the conference on Friday. Photos by Wilson Asiimwe

Prof. Edward Rugumayo, the chairman of Tooro elder’s forum said during the opening ceremony on Friday that the conference will identify and discuss issues aimed at developing the region.

Tooro people’s conference which brings together different stake holders in Tooro region has officially opened.

Prof. Edward Rugumayo, the chairman of Tooro elder’s forum said during the opening ceremony on Friday that the conference will identify and discuss issues aimed at developing the region.

“Tooro is a region of diverse opportunities, reflected in her ethnic diversity, natural resource and hospitality. The region however, continues to experience social, cultural, economic and political challenges,”Rugumayo said.

He also noted that the annual event has attracted participants from other parts of the country to discuss important topics.

rof dward ugumayo launching a book authored by ev ichard Prof Edward Rugumayo launching a book authored by Rev Richard

 
Rugumayo also launched a book written by Rev. Richard Baguma, a former regent to King Oyo Kabamba Iguru, the Omukama of Tooro kingdom.

“The book is aimed at promoting and preserving the culture of Tooro and I urge all the people to respect their culture and be proud of it,”Rugumayo said.

While presenting a paper about land management and utilization, Maj. Gen. Benon Biraro urged the people of Tooro to embrace modern agriculture as one way of developing the region.

Biraro said that Tooro is endowed with fertile soils and good climate which favours agriculture, however many people are still trapped in traditional methods of farming.

“People should also stop degrading the land with poor methods of farming,”Biraro said.

 ishop eoffrey wobusheshe making his submissions during the conference Bishop Geoffrey Rwobusheshe making his submissions during the conference

 
Bishop Geoffrey Rwobusheshe urged the government to increase the funding of the agriculture sector because it employs many people.

“The funding of the agriculture sector should be increased and people should be encouraged to get good and improved planting materials so that they can avoid loses,”Rwobusheshe said.

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