Be patient in demand for assets, Mbabazi cautions Tooro youth

KabaroleKyenjojo. The Prime Minister, Mr Amama Mbabazi, has aised the youth of Tooro to be patient as they demand for the return of kingdom assets from the central government.
Speaking as a chief guest during the swearing-in ceremony of the new kingdom youth activists, Amacumu ne Bitara bya Tooro, Mr Mbabazi aised the youth to avoid putting much pressure on the central government over the assets.
“You have assigned me to task the central government and the President to return the assets of Tooro Kingdom. I ask you to put it in writing so that I pass the message correctly,” Mr Mbabazi said last Friday.
“I aise you to be patient and hold a round table peace talks with the President since I know him very well. The President has never pledged anything and failed to fulfill it,” he added.
Mr Mbabazi asked the Tooro premier, Mr Stephen Kaliba, to give him copies of documents which the kingdom has ever written to the President so that he makes a follow up. “The law is clear where there is a claim by a kingdom demanding for its assets, it is clear that property will be returned,” the Prime Minister said.
Mr Mbabazi said government restored cultural institutions and would address their concerns, adding that it asked Buganda Kingdom to submit their claims and many assets were returned.
Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba asked the youth to be cooperative, love one another and work hard for the development in the kingdom.
“Spears and swords are not political and I shall not allow politics in the kingdom, no one should mix politics with kingdom,” king Oyo said.
The State minister for Privatisation, Mr Aston Kajara, promised the king that he will make follows up on the Tooro’s petition to Parliament demanding a return of its assets.
Meanwhile, Mr Mbabazi has urged the government to prioritise supporting children’s nutrition.
Speaking as at the Empango Health and Nutrition exhibition at Kyenjojo Secondary School, the Prime Minister hailed King Oyo for constructing a children’s hospital.
He said government pays a lot of money in treating malnourished children yet it can be mitigated.
Mr Mbabazi said his office will donate Shs10m to the hospital.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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