On September 2, 2019, the Government of Uganda and Tooro Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the return of the kingdom assets. King Oyo signed on behalf of the kingdom, while President Yoweri Museveni and the Attorney General William Byaruhanga represented the government.
Fort Portal City Mayor, Rev Willy Kintu Muhanga adds that due to lack of guidelines; he has not yet formed an executive committee that would implement council resolutions. According to Muhanga, the operationalisation of Fort Portal city led to the immediate closure of Fort Portal municipal bank accounts.
It has attracted thousands of NRM supporters from all walks of life. Students, farmers, politicians, and members of the business community started converging at the venue as early as 7 a.m. As celebrations went on inside the ground, hundreds remained stuck in slow-moving lines, to go through the mandatory security checks.