By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - Nicholas Mugume, one of the progressive products of KIU, was among the very few people who attended King Oyo's 26th coronation anniversary on Sunday 13th, September 2021 at Karuzika Royal Palace in Fort Portal.
Mugume (extreme left, wearing gum boots), who served as President of the KIU Tooro Students Association (KIUTOSA) while still a student appreciated the king's efforts in empowering the youth, saying that it was vital for the youth in Tooro Kingdom to develop economically.
"I would like to first thank your Majesty for your tremendous efforts towards empowering the youth in this Kingdom. You have made us very proud," Mugume remarked in a short speech.
He requested the King to support more projects at the Kingdom Youth Center so that many other young people in the kingdom can be empowered both socially and economically.
" I request your Majesty to lobby for more projects at the Kingdom Youth Center so that many youths in Tooro kingdom get opportunities to skilling & project knowledge to improve their economic standards," Mugume said.
Mugume, who hails from Kyenjojo district. also requested King Oyo to consider the youth once the king Oyo demonstration farm in Kyenjojo is officially opened so that they are able to acquire knowledge to improve agriculture from a homestead level to commercial agriculture.
In an interview with this website yesterday, Mugume whose friendship with King Oyo and Tooro Kingdom began at KIU during his tenure as President of the Tooro students Association, disclosed that his newly found Non-Government Organization, MUPA Foundation will work closely with the Kingdom to support young people's dreams.
"Therefore MUPA Foundation will work closely with Tooro kingdom to support young people`s dreams," Mugume disclosed.
King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV ascended the throne of Tooro Kingdom in 1995 at the age of three, following the death of his Father Omukama Patrick David Mathew Kaboyo Rwamuhokya Olimi III on August 26, 1995 at the age of 50