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King Oyo marks 24 years on throne

By Rogers Sunday, Wilson Asiimwe

Added 12th September 2019 12:13 PM

Omukama Oyo ascended to the throne on September 12, 1995 at the age of three

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Omukama Oyo ascended to the throne on September 12, 1995 at the age of three

Fort Portal Municipality was yesterday a beehive of activity as hundreds of Toro kingdom’s royalists turned up at Karuzika Palace to celebrate Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV’s 24th coronation anniversary.

Omukama Oyo ascended to the throne on September 12, 1995 at the age of three following the death of his father Patrick Olimi Kaboyo.

mukama yo and ueen other est emigisa during the mpango celebrations hoto by ogers undayOmukama Oyo and Queen Mother Best Kemigisa during the Empango celebrations. Photo by Rogers Sunday

 

mukama yo and ueen other est emigisa attending a church service at t ohns athedral earlier in the day hoto by ogers undayOmukama Oyo and Queen Mother Best Kemigisa attending a church service at St John's Cathedral earlier in the day. Photo by Rogers Sunday

 

rincess lizabeth agaya attending the church service hoto by ogers undayPrincess Elizabeth Bagaya attending the church service. Photo by Rogers Sunday

  

The Bishop of Rwenzori Diocese, Reuben Kisembo, while leading the church service at St John’s Cathedral applauded King Oyo for promoting peace and unity in the Toro region.

“The king is a champion of peace. He has demonstrated this by uniting the different tribes in Toro region,” he said.

 

ev zra usobozi preaching during the service hoto by ogers undayRev. Ezra Musobozi preaching during the service. Photo by Rogers Sunday

 

 

 

Richard Rwabuhinga, the Kabarole district chairperson, said they were working with the kingdom in conserving the environment.

He said the campaign which was launched by King Oyo of protecting River Mpanga has attracted several partners to the region.

 

 

 

“We thank the king for the campaign of saving River Mpanga because it is the largest source of water for the people in Toro,” Rwabuhinga said.

He said the kingdom, through its education ministry, had offered bursaries to the needy students in Toro as one way of promoting education in the region.

 

 

 

Alex Ruhunda, the Fort Portal Municipality MP, caused excitement among the congregation when he asked the king to marry. Ruhunda said the kingdom subjects are waiting to see their king marry.

The Minister of Local Government, Col Tom Butime, while delivering a speech on behalf of the cabinet ministers from Toro region asked people to embrace the agro industrialisation local economic development initiative, saying it will transform the region economically.

 

 

 

He said the initiative, approved by Cabinet, aims at transforming local governments to eradicate poverty and ensure sustainable wealth creation by paying attention to the needs of individual districts.

 

 inisters dolf wesige om utiime and eace utuuzo attending the mpango celebrations hoto by ogers unday(L-R) Ministers Adolf Mwesige, Tom Butiime and Peace Mutuuzo attending the Empango celebrations. Photo by Rogers Sunday

 

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