Tooro kingdom speaker Mugasa resigns, accuses King Oyo of disrespect

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Majesty Dr. Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV

FORT-PORTAL– The Speaker of Tooro Kingdom supreme council alias Orukurato Rwe Nsanju, Saul Mugasa, has resigned. 

In his resignation letter dated May 3 and sent to the Tooro King, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, Mr Mugasa says he has served the cultural institution for over 22 years in different capacities and he feels it is the right time to resign. 

“I leave with my conscious clear that I served the people of Tooro faithfully and with integrity,” reads part of his letter. 

However, Mr Mugasa, who was serving his second term, has highlighted four issues in his letter that he wants the king to address. 

He points out that the king and the kingdom officials are not respecting the arms of the kingdom, which is seriously affecting the way the monarchy is run. 

For instance, he notes that for all the years he has served the kingdom, he has never seen the regents respecting the two arms namely the supreme council headed by the speaker and the cabinet that is headed by the Prime Minister. 

“When you came of age, we kept hoping you will reverse the trend. Unfortunately, under your watch, it is getting worse. The palace establishment you head grossly undermines the roles of those arms. The kingdom cannot be run like a private company. All the people of Tooro are stakeholders,” Mr Mugasa writes.