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Tooro to Hold Virtual People’s Conference

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.

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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 Portal.   

 

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 prevalence rates.

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 period. 

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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 disadvantaged students. 

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