King Oyo Wants Kingdom Free From HIV By 2030

Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV has revealed plans of fighting HIV /AIDS and making his monarchy free from the scourge by 2030, check Chimp Corps report.

“I’m tasking all my subjects and leaders at all levels in this Kingdom to strengthen the fight against HIV and ensure the elimination new HIV/AIDS infections among children and the youth, ” said King Oyo.

King Oyo was on Saturday speaking during the 21st Empango coronation at Karuzika palace in Fort Portal Town that ran under a Theme: Transpiring for Unity and development among the people in Tooro.

“Today the science of preventing and controlling HIV infection is highly advanced. I am calling upon the people of Tooro to rethink and take the elimination of new affections among the children as vital, ” added Oyo.

“As an appointed UN ambassador to fight HIV infection in the East and Sub Saharan Africa, I will ensure no more children are born with HIV but this needs your support to embrace the campaign,” said Oyo.

Kabarole district has the highest prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS standing at 11.3 percent, taking the second position after Rakai.

The national prevalence rate stands at 7.3 percent.

HIV/AIDS prevalence rate among mothers in the district now stands at 15.2 percent.


King Oyo advised men to support their wives in the fight against HIV/AIDS by accompanying them for antenatal care.

Fort Portal Mayor, Rev Kintu Willy Muhanga urged members of Parliament to enact a law that will implement the removal of sexual workers from streets noting that they have contributed much in the spread of HIV among married couples.

Meanwhile, Political leaders of Kabarole district boycotted King Oyo’s 21st empango celebrations.

Drama ensued when the master of ceremonies offered opportunity to Kabarole leaders who include Members of parliament, district chairperson and top religious leaders to give a speech but in vain.

L.CV Chairman Richard Rwabuhinga stopped at church.

However, State Minister for Gender, Culture and Development, Peace Mutuzo graced the function.

All the Bishops in Tooro, Members of Parliament and District Executives were not in attendance.

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