By Andrew Irumba
For the first time in history, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Tooro kingdom Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru, are set to co-host the first ever World Monarchs’ Summit, which is slated to take place in Tooro Kingdom, in September 2020 .
The summit is expected to bring together the world’s reigning sovereign, constitutional and hereditary monarchs including Kings, Queens, Emirs, Emperors, Grand Dukes, Princes and Sultans, among others, to interface with the wider strategic stakeholders in order to share experiences and support initiatives that are geared towards inclusive development.
This was disclosed during a meeting between the President and Omukama Oyo who called on him yesterday at State House, Entebbe. The first world monarchs’ summit will run under the theme ‘Monarchs for Sustainable Peace and Inclusive Development.’
President Museveni expressed readiness to work with Omukama Oyo in matters concerning development in his area in particular and the whole country at large.
“I have no difficulty in associating myself with efforts of His Highness in matters of development,” he said.
During the meeting that was also attended by Tooro Queen mother Best Kemigisa, President Museveni said that NRM will always support traditional leadership if it is well handled.
“Right from the beginning, we said modernity can co-exist with traditional leadership if it is well handled,” he stressed.
Omukama Oyo, on his part, revealed that he has already visited fellow monarchs around the world in connection with their September 2020 Summit. There are close to 27 Kings and Queens in the world.
He commended President Museveni for accepting to cohost the first world monarchs’ Summit and also for all the support the President has always extended to him and to Tooro Kingdom.
The Queen mother, Best Kemigisa saluted President Museveni for educating the Omukama Oyo Kabamba Iguru and for all the support to Tooro Kingdom and all the people of Tooro at large.
Balaam Barugahara at State House
We have learnt that chief among the issues to be deliberated upon by monarchs during the summit will be climatic changes, famine, restoration of peace, promoting and preserving traditional cultures of respective kingdoms and monarchies, among others.
However, our Spies reveal that the happiest person in all this is renowned city events promoter Balaam Barugahara, whose company Balaam Events has since scooped the deal to organize the event.
Balaam couldn’t hide the excitement about landing this multimillion deal so he took to social media and posted thus; ” I Accompanied His Royal Highness and Her Majesty the Queen of Tooro at State House Entebbe.Tooro kingdom & Gov’t of Uganda will Cohost the Highly anticipated World’s reigning Sovereign, Constitutional and hereditary Monarchs Conference in Sept 2020 . This was disclosed during a meeting between the President and Omukama Oyo who called on the President at State House ,Entebbe. Long Live Your Majesty Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru .Hangiriza Agutamba Entale Ya Tooro.”