Tooro Kingdom, Local Gov’t Rift Widens


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The disagreement between the two institutions started after the district local government accused the Kingdom administration of failing to remit money for the occupation of two buildings housing Makerere University Fort Portal Campus.

The district claims that the kingdom agreed to remit 50% of the rent from the two buildings to the district, since the buildings belong to the district.

In his letter, Rwabuhinga accuses Kaliba of feeding King Oyo with lies and creating a rift between the district leadership and the Kingdom.

“Kaliba misinformed the King and members of the Kingdom Parliament, the Orukurato, that the district council had passed a resolution banning people from singing the Kingdom anthem at functions and in schools until the Kingdom remits the money,” part of the letter reads.

In his speech during the Kingdom Orukurato held on February 28, attended by King Oyo, Kaliba accused the district council of disrespecting the King.

“During the district council sitting, some councillors insulted the King, the Queen Mother and other Kingdom officials for failing to honour the agreement to remit the money,” Kaliba said.

Rwabuhinga disputes the allegation insisting, “The utterances made by Kaliba were false and implied that the district leadership was rebelling against the Kingdom. There was no resolution passed to ban the kingdom anthem”.

“The district is ready to negotiate the matter amicably with the Kingdom authorities to ensure that we co-exist peacefully and work together for development of the Kingdom.”

When Chimpreports contacted Premier Kaliba, he revealed that what he said stands.

He accused the district for trying to grab the Kingdom’s property.

He also reiterated his earlier stand that there wasn’t any agreement signed between the Kingdom and district to remit funds to the district.

The shaky relationship between the Kingdom and the local government dates back in 2009, when Tooro kingdom evicted the leadership of Kabarole district local government due to outstanding rental arrears amounting to over Shs 12m.


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