Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Holds Special Session to honour Late Prof. Barongo Yolamu

The parliamentary session was Chaired by the Kingdom Speaker Isaac Kalembe Akiiki at the Kingdom’s Rukurato Hall (Parliament) in Hoima City.
The Late Prof.Barongo Yolamu,the Former Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister.

Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has this afternoon held a special Parliamentary session in honor of the Late Prof. Barongo Yolamu, the Kingdom’s former Prime Minister.

Yolamu died on Friday Morning at his home in Muyenga in Kampala after battling high blood pressure for long period of time.

He was the first Prime Minister appointed by the reigning King Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru 1 when the Kingdom was restored in 1994.  

The parliamentary session was Chaired by the Kingdom Speaker Isaac Kalembe Akiiki at the Kingdom’s Rukurato Hall (Parliament) in Hoima City.  

The Kingdom’s Parliament observed a moment of silence in honor of late Yolamu.

Many Kingdom officials described the deceased as a mentor, a researcher, pillar and intelligent man who loved and served the kingdom with one heart.

Kalembe, the Kingdom speaker described late Yolamu as a patriotic Munyoro who loved his kingdom.

John Apollo Rwamparo, Bunyoro Kingdom's second Deputy prime minister who represented the Kingdom Prime Minister Andrew Byakutaga described the Late Yolamu as a dedicated Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom cadre who worked for the Kingdom’s liberation and development.

He says Yolamu was a man of highest integrity who served the Kingdom deligently even without resources.      

Yolamu Nsamba, the Secretary Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Royal Commission says Prof. Barongo assumed office when Bunyoro had been raided by the ADF rebels and he mobilized Banyoro to shun the rebellion but rather engage in productive activities.  

Fred Kabagambe Kaliisa, the Chairman Bunyoro Kitara Royal Commission commended the late Yolamu for working hard to ensure that Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom was restored and respected by both the government and the Kingdom subjects.  

Prof. Yolamu served as Bunyoro Kingdom Prime Minister from 1994 to 1999. He was the first Prime minister of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom when the Kingdom was restored in 1994.  

He led Bunyoro’s negotiations with government to return the Kingdoms’ properties that were confiscated by government in 1967. He resigned his position in the Kingdom when he was appointed the managing director of NSSF where he served for one term.

He later retired from civil service and went into consultancy but kept in close touch with the Kingdom.

The late Yolamu who died at the age of 76 will be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Nyakafunjo village Kitoba sub county Hoima district on Sunday.  

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