Fr. Paschal Kabura, one of the organizers of this year’s TPC says that unlike in the past, this year’s conference will be virtual due to the outbreak of Covid-19, though a few people will meet physically at Kalya Courts in Fort Portal.
The 2020 Tooro People’s Conference will be held virtually.
Fr. Paschal Kabura, one of the organizers of this year’s TPC says that
unlike in the past, this year’s conference will be virtual due to the outbreak
of Covid-19. He however says that few people will meet physically at Kalya Courts in Fort
Kabura explains that 500 people from the different parts of the world are
expected to join the conference via Zoom, while others will follow the two days
meeting from local radio stations.
The conference will be held on Friday and Saturday and will discuss the Tooro
Development Agenda – TDA. This year’s theme is Tooro: Yesterday. Today and Tomorrow.
The TDA 2020-2030 was launched at the end of the 2019 TPC that was
held at St. Paul Major National Seminary in Fort Portal Tourism City.
It is based on the seven pillars namely Agriculture land
management and sustainability, Tourism, Education, Health, Environment
protection, Human Capital Development and Infrastructure Development.
Fr. Kabura says the seven pillars are key for the development of
the Sub-region that is faced with several challenges including a decline in
education standards, degeneration of cultural values and high HIV/AIDS
Kabura also says they will discuss the qualities of a good leader so that the
electorate can make an informed decision during the forthcoming election
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Started in 2016, Tooro People's Conference is an initiative of Tooro
Elder's Forum – TEF to galvanize Tooro people’s unity across geographical
locations, religions, tribes, professions and economic status for
self-definition and identification of aspirations.
The first conference, held in December 2016, focused on 'Fostering
Unity in Tooro for Purposes of Development'.
The annual event brings together Batooro from all over the world,
government officials, local leaders and other well-wishers to discuss several
pertinent issues that are normally political, economic and social.
Some of the key achievements of the previous TPCs include the
Tooro Education Fund – TEF that was started to support bright but economically