Tooro Cabinet Reshuffle Amid Corruption Scandals

for sale geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The reshuffle just comes a week after the Kabarole District local government accused the kingdom of failing to remit 50 percent of the shs27m rent from the two buildings seating on the Kingdom land at Mucwa.

medicine geneva; font-size: small;”>The money which was deposited on the kingdom account was allegedly withdrawn by the Finance Minister, Francis Mugenyi.

According to the new instructions announced Friday to the Kingdom Parliament in the presence of the King of Tooro, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, Hon. Kennedy Gusalire was appointed the new Kingdom Finance Minister.

Gusalire who works with non-governmental organisation, Youth Encouragement Services (YES), replaced Mugenyi who was appointed Minister for Water and Environment.

Former kingdom regent, Rev Richard Baguma was appointed Culture Minister, replacing Harriet Nyakake who is now the Minister of Clan Mobilization and deputy Kingdom Prime Minister.


What surprised Parliament was Kaliba appointing Amos Mugisa, the former kingdom prime Minister as Minister for Palace Affairs.

In 2012, Mugisa resigned his post accusing the palace officials of interfering in the Kingdom administration.

But before his resignation, Mugisa was disgraced when he was moved out of his office in Mucwa by police detectives amidst tight security.

Mugisa was later taken to Fort Portal police station where he was briefly held on accusations of embezzling kingdom funds worth shs65 million.

Mugenyi has often been accused of failing to pay kingdom staff mismanaging funds accruing from the sale and lease of Kingdom assets like land and buildings, allegations he denies.

During the same meeting, Princess Elizabeth Bagaya Akiiki presented to the Kingdom Parliament a copy of the amended kingdom constitution, which will be discussed in the next council seating.

In 2012, King Oyo suspended the constitution and appointed a committee headed by princess Bagaya to amend some clauses.

King Oyo said that since the Kingdom Parliament is the basis on which the Kingdom exists, he directed the speaker, Saul Mugasa and the prime minister to convene the Parliament after every three months.

He said, “It’s unfortunate that the Kingdom has not done any development because of mismanagement of funds and lack of teamwork”.

“The Parliament is the foundation of the Tooro kingdom. I’m therefore directing the speaker and the prime minister to ensure that the kingdom Parliament sits and deliberates after every three months. We have to fulfil our responsibilities as leaders in the Kingdom and avoid conflicts that deter development,” Kingo Oyo said.

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