Most times, the hospital operates with a shortage of critical medical items essential for responding to sudden emergencies including gloves, cotton wool, and gauze for treating the injured. The hospital receives patients from Kasese, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Bundibugyo, Kamwenge, Kitagwenda, Ntoroko and Bunyagabu District.
Kato, who initially survived on hawking merchandise in Fort portal city was heading to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital for his routine medical checkup for epilepsy when he was knocked by a speeding vehicle, which left him with a broken neck.
Cultural enthusiasts argue that the failure of integrating the learning of indigenous languages, rituals, and values of the African culture puts the rich cultures at the stake of erosion at the expense of modernity.
A statement by the Kingdom Education Minister, Professor Mukama Namara, says that the campaign targets female learners in top candidate classes who dropped out of school due to pregnancies, breastfeeding and those whose parents have no school fees resulting from the pandemic.
Speaking to journalists at a press briefing held at the Bishop's palace at Virika in Fort portal City central division, Bishop Robert Muhiirwa said the Diocese is in need of at least Shillings 1billion to help them organise Uganda Martyr’s day celebrations.
The King explained that in the past, while around Ekyooto, children were natured, inspired, whereas young girls were groomed by their parents in a manner of inculcating good discipline among them to enable them to become responsible citizens in the future.
In his resignation letter to the Tooro King, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV dated May 3, Mugasa says he has served the cultural institution for over 22 years in different capacities and he feels it is the right time to resign.
Speaking at the burial under tight police and army deployment, Bitarabeho said that her husband was so caring and loving and irreplaceable. Bitarabeho also said that she will always cherish Kabise for giving birth to Kasango and will always respect her despite their disagreement on his burial place.
Bishop Kisembo was speaking at celebrations to mark 25 years of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV on the throne. King Oyo ascended to the throne on September 12, 1995 at the age of three following the death of his father, Patrick Matthew Kaboyo Olimi VII in August 1995.
Albert Bakasara, the TAA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – CEO, says that the cancellation of the event is a painful but necessary decision. He discloses that of the over 320 people that had been expected to attend, several had already purchased their convention tickets and the association is going to refund all their registration money.
The Elders Forum in Tooro, under their umbrella Isaazi lyAbaantu Bakuru Ba Tooro, have accused the government of remaining silent following acts of violence against the former kingdom prime minister, Stephen Irumba. Last month, unknown people raided Irumbas ranch located in Rwentuha Sub County, Kyegegwa district, killing five cows. Two cows were stolen and three cut. In a press release signed by Professor Edward Rugumayo, the chairperson of the Elders Forum, the elders urged the government to carry out investigations on the violence meted out to Irumba.
Preparations are underway for the second Tooro Peoples Conference to be held on 22nd and 23rd December at St. Pauls National Major Seminary, Kinyamasika in Fort Portal. The conference will be held under the theme Harnessing our resources for a better Tooro.
Bernard Tungakwo, the Prime Minister Tooro, says that one of the traditions that will be revived during the celebrations is the Omukama giving cows to clan heads. According to Tungakwo, the revival of the tradition follows calls by Tooro elders who say the practice was once revered. He explains that the Omukama will give out more than 10 cows to clans of his choice on the eve of the coronation anniversary.
Tooro Kingdom has started a fundraising drive for the 22nd coronation anniversary of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV. Last month, the kingdom released a budget of shillings 400 million for the event scheduled for September 14th at the royal palace, the Karuziika, in Fort Portal town. The King selected the youths to organise the event.