The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has given re-assurance that she will handle the issue of reclaiming Kingdom assets from the Central Government.
Kadaga was speaking at the commissioning of 400 local representatives, known as Isaazy of the King of Tooro, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV held at Tooro Kingdom Palace on Saturday, 11 August, 2018. The Speaker’s assurance followed a request by the Prime Minister of Tooro, Bernard Tungwako to spearhead efforts to reclaim the Kingdom’s assets which include land titles.
He said some of the land titles of the kingdom still under Central Government include Kamwenge prison, Muhoti barracks and Kamwenge refugee camp among others.
“I want to assure His Majesty and the people of Tooro that we shall reclaim our assets. I am also pursuing Busoga assets because the central government gave us only the market. I will therefore, make a joint strategy for both Tooro and Busoga,” Kadaga said.
She also commended King Oyo for his unwavering commitment to revive and strengthen the culture of Tooro. She noted that many Ugandans cannot trace their clans, do not know their poems, dances and history.
“In this digital era where even English is adulterated, one should not allow our language Rutooro to be adulterated. I am very happy that you have taken up this important mission to bring back Tooro to its lost glory,” Kadaga said.
She urged the commissioned local representatives of the King to ensure that they use such opportunities to support the work of the Kingdom as well as Central Government.
“I want to appeal to you, the members of the Isaazy not just to remain decorated. You must be visible and reach the people so that they can benefit,” Kadaga said.
The Isaazy will be charged with collecting views from the locals and forward them to the King to be addressed. They will be spread in Tooro and among Tooro communities living outside the Kingdom, including in Kampala, Jinja, Mukono and the Diaspora.