The King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukiidi IV has launched the Kingdom’s development plan for the next 25 years.
The plan was launched on Saturday on the eve of the King’s 26th coronation anniversary.
According to the plan, the Kingdom will focus on six pillars which include, promoting and protecting the culture, skills development for youth, investing in agriculture, promoting tourism, environment and water conservation, Health for All and ending HIV/AIDS by 2030.
King Oyo said that the development plan will transform the Kingdom for the next 25 years with the overall goal of empowering people and communities of Tooro.
He added that the plan will also enable the Kingdom to contribute towards the attainment of the National Development Plans and Uganda’s Vision 2040.
King Oyo also said that in a bid to address the unemployment among the youth, the Kingdom has established the Tooro Kingdom Youth Business Centre in Fort Portal. He says that the center will offer hands-on skills training, and apprenticeships to empower youth to increase their productivity and improve their livelihoods.
According to King Oyo, other centres will be established in different parts of the Kingdom.
Oyo also urged his subjects to remain vigilant on the promotion of SOPs to prevent the spread of covid 19.
Tom Butiime, the Minister for Tourism, Wildlife said that the ministry will partner with the Kingdom to promote Tourism in the Kingdom.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among said the government will support the Kingdom implement the development plan.