According to Tungwako, King Oyo told the President that the delay by the government to return the properties has affected the kingdom financially. He said that if they are returned, the kingdom can rent them out and get income to sustain its activities and improve its financial base.
Last month, while appearing before the land commission chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereirwe to answer complaints of land grabbing, Kemigisa accused Rugumayo, Alex Ruhunda, the Member of Parliament Fort Portal Municipality and Prince Gilbert Mujogya of hating her and her late husband Omukama Davild Olimi Kaboyo.
Tooro Province Football Club represents Tooro in a competition that brings together teams from Buganda, Bunyoro, Ankole, Kigezi, West Nile, Acholi, Lango, Teso, Karamoja, Busoga, Bugisu, Rwenzori, Kampala and Sebei. Ever since the tournament started three months ago, hundreds of fans have turned up at Buhinga Playground in Fort Portal to cheer their team play against other provinces.
With just two months to the end of the financial year, Fort Portal Municipality has failed to collect the tendered revenue worth 140 Million Shillings from the three divisions, affecting service delivery. This includes 50 million Shillings to South Division, 50 million Shillings to West Division and 40 million Shillings to East Division.
For the past nine months, the sub county which is the largest producer of rice in the Tooro region and neighbours Kasese district, has been experiencing a dry spell that destroyed several rice fields and maize plantations. The dry spell forced farmers to abandon their gardens and were left with nothing to sell and consume.
Tensions between Tooro Kingdom and local leaders in Ntoroko district escalated on Monday after kingdom officials were blocked from conducting a health camp in the district. Officials led by Dr Tito Beyeza, the Kingdom Health Minister, had gone to Rwebisengo Health Centre III to conduct a series of medical activities such as distribution of mosquito nets, free eye treatment, operations and HIV testing and counselling.
Steven Rwagweri, the Executive Director Engabu Za Tooro, a cultural organisation in the region which initiated the Empaako inscription, says that the clan leaders will take charge of sensitising members of their respective clans on the importance of the tradition. He explains that the leaders will ensure that the Empaako traditional naming ceremonies are revived in communities.
Residents of Kagoma village in Kibiito Sub County, Bunyangabu district, have encroached on a key cultural site turning it into farm land. The site is where the first King of Tooro, Kaboyo Olimi I, was buried. Kaboyo Omuhundwa Kasunsunkwanzi Olimi I was the founder of Tooro Kingdom in 1822 when he rebelled against his father, Rukirabasaija Agutamba Nyamutukura Kyebambe III, the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara at that time.
In 2012, the Ministry of Education signed a memorandum of understanding with proprietors of selected private schools to implement USE under the Public Private Partnership PPP. Since then, government has been paying 47,000 Shillings per student per term for students in private schools. A total of 792 private secondary schools have been receiving the grant. In January this year, the Ministry of Education and Sports suspended USE funding to private schools for senior one and senior five entrants.
Speaking at the Easter Sevice at St. Johns Cathedral, Kabarole in Fort Portal, Kisembo said that the witchdoctors had taken advantage of the plight of the sick and those suffering to fleece them of their money
According to the wildlife act 2000, UWA is expected to remit 20 of the revenue collected from the protected areas to the neighboring local governments. The local government is expected to distribute the money to residents to set up income generating projects to deter them from encroaching on the protected area.
Police in Kampala have recovered the radio transmitter belonging to Mountains of the Moon University radio station. According to Musa Tibakirana, the Kabarole District Police Commander, the transmitter was recovered on Good Friday in Namungoona, a suburb of Kampala, from Samuel Olendo, a former staff of the radio.
The outcry comes days after a report by the District Public Accounts Committee which indicated that some civil servants have absconded from duty for more than two months yet they are still receiving salaries.
The transmitter valued at 25 Million Shillings was stolen on Sunday night. According to Gilbert Masiko, the station manager, the thugs gained entrance to the room where the transmitter was kept by cutting the ceiling of the room. Masiko says that the thugs could have taken advantage of the heavy rain.
Fort Portal High Court Judge, Justice Anthony Oyuko Ojok overturned the orders of the commission. In his ruling, Justice Oyuko said that denying Mugisha access to his land and other property is an infringement of his rights.
Evans Bagamunda, the Executive Director of Centre for Citizens Communications and Justice in Fort Portal cited incidences last year when UCC stopped radio stations from hosting opposition Members of Parliament yet radio and television stations were directed by UCC to broadcast President Musevenis New Year speech.
George Muhenda, a farmer in Itoojo village, Busaru Sub County, says he lacks funds to hire private guards to protect his cocoa garden from thieves. He explains that last year, thieves stole more than 500 ripe cocoa pods from his plantation.