Ministers of the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom will this week hold a demonstration against a government plan to move Kigumba Cooperative College from Masindi to Tororo district.
The decision to hold the demonstration was made during a meeting at the Hoima chambers Hall over the weekend. The Ministers are angry that government did not consult them on the movement of the college and left the kingdom with no alternative institute for higher learning.
The directive to relocate Kigumba College was made in a letter from the Ministry of Education to the Principal of Kigumba Cooperative College. It said the college is to be transformed into a national petroleum institute.
The Deputy Prime Minister of the Bunyoro-Kitara government, Yabezi Kiiza, says that the kingdom developed a 5-year plan proposing the transformation of Kigumba Cooperative College into a university. He claims that President Yoweri Museveni assured the kingdom that the university would be supported by government.
Kiiza says he was dismayed to learn that that plan had been discarded for the establishment of a petroleum institute.
Reverend Father Bonny Kyaligonza, the Speaker of the Bunyoro-Kitara government, discloses that he has mobilized more than 500 civil society organizations to support the demonstration financially and materially. A letter of permission for the demonstration has been sent to the Inspector General of Police.