Journalists Attack King Oyo At Tooro Palace

find sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The scribes under their Umbrella body Tooro Media Practitioners viagra sale sans-serif; color: #222222;”>(TOMPA) on Saturday evening held an urgent meeting with King Oyo at his palace Harukoto hill in Fort Portal.

According to a source that preferred anonymity but attended the meeting, TOMPA chairman, Emmanuel Kajubu, told King Oyo that the meeting first of its kind in history was intended to forge a way forward to improve on the relationship and coverage of the palace affairs.

A source also said that, “Kajubu told the king that for the past years, Fort Portal journalists have been harassed and denied vital information by Kingdom officials regarding some developments in the institution.

Kajubu demanded that Oyo forms a press unit and holds monthly press conferences to keep the media updated on the issues and developments taking place in the Kingdom”.

The chairman also said that the denial of information to the journalists forced them to go unprofessional to seek information from other sources.

As a result, Kajubu said, the journalists have been accused of being biased against Tooro Kingdom by the palace officials, citing the need for immediate improvement.

The relationship between Tooro Kingdom and the media has been sour.

When journalists come to do some interviews on pertinent issues, the palace officials and ministers in charge abuse them or withhold information.

There was no coordination and information flow.

“We were seeing things appear in the media from Kampala when Fort Portal is neglected,” scribes agreed.

King Oyo in his speech admitted that it’s true in the past there was no good relationship between the media and his officials.

“The media needs to be more patriotic and support their Kingdom. Journalists should love their kingdom for development to take place,” the King continued.

“The people of Buganda despite the problems they are facing, they have remained patriotic to their Kingdom.

King Oyo pledged to cooperate and work with the media and also support their association.

He, however, demanded the leadership of TOMPA to give him their proposal so as to access funds for their activities.


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