By Patrick Munyani and Richard Kirembeka
TORO kingdom will not join Buganda Kingdom and other regions to agitate for a federo system of governance.
Toro's minister for resource mobilisation, Patrick Nyaika, said the decision was made recently at a meeting by the Orukurato (Parliament) after realising that most Batooro do not understand the meaning of federo.
"Some people may need federo, but our answer on the issue is no. Federo to most people is not clear even among the Baganda; therefore, as Batooro we can't support something the natives will find a problem to follow," he said.
Nyaika said this on Sunday at a meeting for the Batooro community living in Jinja, Kampala, Entebbe, Mukono, Masaka and Mityana at Buganda Road Primary School in Kampala.
He advised that Batooro who want federo should consult the Orukurato to get the kingdom's stand.
Nyaika said King Oyo Nyimba (above left), would hold more consultative meetings with the Batooro to discuss the issue of federo.
"Let's have time in future to discuss issues concerning federo because our current stand is to work for the better of the kingdom and to strengthen unity among our people," Nyaika said.
New Vision Published on: Saturday, 7th August, 2004