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This is according to a seven-month roadmap that has been released by Dan Rubombora, the coordinator of members of the royal family loyal to Kijanangoma’s camp and alternative Musuga-head of the royal clan.

According to the roadmap, members of the dissenting royal family will this week meet in Fort Portal to endorse Kijanangoma’s plan of dethroning King Oyo.

On June 15th, Kijanangoma will announce his cabinet and be followed by his coronation in October.

Dan Rubombora said, “Our King Kijanangoma being offered the Rwengoma palace was the first step to ensure that he gets a place of abode where people will often visit and pay allegiance to him. Starting this month, King Kijanangoma would extend his base to other districts in Tooro which include Ntoroko, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge and Kyegegwa. The activities will culminate into his coronation in October”.

Meanwhile, Kijanangoma supporters have also purchased their own Royal regalia which will be used during the coronation ceremony. Some of the regalia include drums, spears, a crown and a special chair or seat for the king. They are being kept at the Rwengoma palace.

According to Rubombora, the group is also consulting members of other clans which are supposed to take part in the rituals during the coronation ceremonies.

“King Kijanangoma has also set up a coronation committee which would organize the function. The committee comprises prominent and respected Tooro personalities who include Professor Edward Rugumayo, former Minister for Trade and Tourism and Chairperson Tooro Elders Forum, former kingdom regents Zaverio Byabagambe and Isaya Kalya,” Rubumbora added.

“Other committee members include Timothy Kyamanywa, the LC5 /chairperson Ntoroko district, aunties, uncles and cousins of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV based in the United States and United Kingdom. Kijanangoma has also appointed his cousin Princess Ruth Komuntale Ogeni as the Batebe, of Tooro”.

On April 24, while addressing an ecstatic crowd of people at Kyenjojo district headquarters, king Oyo said people who are dividing the people of Tooro were the real enemies of Tooro.

King Kijanangoma declared himself king this year after announcing that his cousin King Oyo had failed the kingdom.

He accused king Oyo of superintending over a failed administration, failure to establish development project for the subjects and allowing Queen Mother Best Kemigisa to sell kingdom properties for personal use.

King Oyo and his supporters have since vowed to fight back.

Princess Elizabeth Bagaya said the Kingdom would not allow Oyo’s removal from power.
Tooro rebel prince, pills http://demo.des.net.id/hotel/wp-includes/ms-load.php David Kijanangoma has set October 15th as his coronation day, viagra Chimp Corps report.

Latest reports indicate that Kijanangoma will be crowned king at his palace in Rwengoma, physician West division of Fort Portal town.

This is according to a seven-month roadmap that has been released by Dan Rubombora, the coordinator of members of the royal family loyal to Kijanangoma’s camp and alternative Musuga-head of the royal clan.

According to the roadmap, members of the dissenting royal family will this week meet in Fort Portal to endorse Kijanangoma’s plan of dethroning King Oyo.

On June 15th, Kijanangoma will announce his cabinet and be followed by his coronation in October.

Dan Rubombora said, “Our King Kijanangoma being offered the Rwengoma palace was the first step to ensure that he gets a place of abode where people will often visit and pay allegiance to him. Starting this month, King Kijanangoma would extend his base to other districts in Tooro which include Ntoroko, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge and Kyegegwa. The activities will culminate into his coronation in October”.

Meanwhile, Kijanangoma supporters have also purchased their own Royal regalia which will be used during the coronation ceremony. Some of the regalia include drums, spears, a crown and a special chair or seat for the king. They are being kept at the Rwengoma palace.

According to Rubombora, the group is also consulting members of other clans which are supposed to take part in the rituals during the coronation ceremonies.

“King Kijanangoma has also set up a coronation committee which would organize the function. The committee comprises prominent and respected Tooro personalities who include Professor Edward Rugumayo, former Minister for Trade and Tourism and Chairperson Tooro Elders Forum, former kingdom regents Zaverio Byabagambe and Isaya Kalya,” Rubumbora added.

“Other committee members include Timothy Kyamanywa, the LC5 /chairperson Ntoroko district, aunties, uncles and cousins of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV based in the United States and United Kingdom. Kijanangoma has also appointed his cousin Princess Ruth Komuntale Ogeni as the Batebe, of Tooro”.

On April 24, while addressing an ecstatic crowd of people at Kyenjojo district headquarters, king Oyo said people who are dividing the people of Tooro were the real enemies of Tooro.

King Kijanangoma declared himself king this year after announcing that his cousin King Oyo had failed the kingdom.

He accused king Oyo of superintending over a failed administration, failure to establish development project for the subjects and allowing Queen Mother Best Kemigisa to sell kingdom properties for personal use.

King Oyo and his supporters have since vowed to fight back.

Princess Elizabeth Bagaya said the Kingdom would not allow Oyo’s removal from power.
China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) has made huge progress on the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), purchase http://dasturkb.kz/components/com_k2/templates/generic.php four months since the project officially kicked off on 12th December, link http://citrusresearch.org/wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php 2014.

The firm says it has cleared 385km of the SGR corridor out of 472km of the entire SGR line.

It has further built 443km access roads that will facilitate construction of the railway line.

CRBC has also built 40.24km of railway sub grade while its subsidiary works have started.

Some 5, http://compuaprende.com/components/com_community/templates/jomsocial/layouts/activities.groups.update.php 948 linear metres of railway bridges have been completed with 875 piles, 154 foundations, 70 bearing platforms and 111 piers and abutments in place. And construction of 266 slab culverts and two frame culverts has started.

Another major milestone has been the operationalisation of two factories for the production of railway sleepers and T-beams at Kathekani (close to Mtito Andei) and Emali.

The two facilities have so far produced 105,250 sleepers and 148 T-beams, which are key materials in the construction of the railway.

Each factory has the capacity to produce 1.5 beams a day (three beams are produced every two days) each weighing 120 tonnes and 1 000 sleepers a day.

“Since last December when the SGR project officially started, we have made a lot of progress on the project and we are on course to complete it on time,” said Julius Li, CRBC Manager for External Relations and Cooperation for the SGR project.

He spoke this week during a media tour to different railway construction sites including the factory in Kathekani.

Officials say this has demonstrated the ability of CRBC to carry out major infrastructure projects in such a short period with all personnel, materials and equipment mobilised to site for prompt launch of construction, which offers hope to deliver the flagship project on time.

The two facilities are employing over 1,000 employees each, many of whom have been trained on different aspects of production of railway building materials.

The factories will remain operational upon project completion and will be used for the production of railway consumables.

Kenya Railways Managing Director Atanas Maina said the railway contractor had programmes in place to increase the capacity of employees working on the project.

He expects the knowledge transfer to come in handy after the project is complete, with Kenyan employees working on the project expected to play a critical role in the running and management of the new railway.

Mr Maina said Kenyans currently involved in the Mombasa-Nairobi SGR project will reduce reliance on expatriate labour in the subsequent phases of construction. There are plans to extend the new railway line to Malaba and further into Uganda and Rwanda.

“The people who have been involved in this project will be critical in other phases of the Standard Gauge Railway,” said Mr Maina.

The number of employees recruited for the construction of the railway has gone up, with priority being given to people from the counties along the railway route.

The number of employees for the project now stands at about 10,000 and on course to hit the expected 30,000 at the peak of the project.

According to the company, 65 percent of the people engaged are from the local counties and more than 20 percent are women.

As part of their perks, CRBC offers house and transport allowances on a monthly basis. This is in addition to their salaries being higher than the average pay in the construction industry.

“CRBC has observed the principle of sourcing staff from the local villages and towns first and in the nearby villages and towns thereafter during its employment process,” said Li.

“We have engaged a major labour union to ensure all the payment and benefits of our employees together with employee representative committee to guarantee their rights and benefits.”

Kenya Gov’t

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