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President offers Tooro's Kijjanangoma job

By Nicholas Wassajja

Added 14th January 2020 10:23 PM

Museveni said if Kijjanangoma does not possess the required qualifications for a job in foreign service, he will support him to start farming.

President offers Tooro's Kijjanangoma job

Prince Kijjanangoma

Museveni said if Kijjanangoma does not possess the required qualifications for a job in foreign service, he will support him to start farming.

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KAMPALA - President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to give Prince David Kijjanangoma a job.

Museveni said if Kijjanangoma does not possess the required qualifications for a job in foreign service, he will support him in buying land to start farming.

"I am happy that you stopped fighting King Oyo Nyimba," the letter reads.

The President made the directive in a letter dated November 11, 2019. The letter, a copy of which New Vision has seen, was in response to an earlier one written by Kijjanangoma. Kijjanangoma confirmed receipt of the letter and said he was delighted at the President's decision.

"I am happy that the President has recognised me and trusted me to make a contribution to my country," he said.

Museveni also directed the State House comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe, to get Kijjanangoma a rented house for a year and settle his old debts.

The letter adds that he should get a monthly allowance of sh4m, until he gets a job or goes into farming.

Efforts to contact the senior press secretary to the President, Don Wanyama, on the
development were unsuccessful by press time.

Over the years, Kijjanangoma has spearheaded sections of Batooro opposed to Oyo's reign.

In 2015, he accused the monarch of abdicating his throne to stay in Kampala and
declared himself the new king of Toro with attempts to take over the palace, but court blocked the move.

However, in 2017, Kijjanangoma made a U-turn, calling for Museveni's intervention in the kingdom's wrangles.


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