The people of Bunyoro should send their children to school so that the kingdom can get experts to work in the burgeoning oil and gas sector, the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, His Highness, Solomon Gaffabusa Iguru, told his ministers at a meeting this week.
The message was also directed at the kingdom’s youths who according to the King have a right to study. Speaking at the closing ceremony of a two day retreat meeting at Adonia Hotel in Buliisa Town on Tuesday, the King said with education the kingdom will experience development and innovation.
” I call on all the people of Bunyoro to send children to school. Bunyoro need experts in oil production and agriculture” the King said. He warned youths against engaging in behaviors that put their lives in danger. He encouraged youths not to contract HIV/AIDS and abuse of drugs.
Bunyoro is home to over 6.5billion barrels of crude oil which awaits extraction. Government of Uganda will this year license more oil companies to undertake oil exploration in acreages located in Bunyoro. Ever since oil was discovered in 2006, Bunyoro became an important part of Uganda.
The King has been vocal in ensuring that his subjects directly and indirectly benefit from the natural resource. He has specifically lobbied for jobs for his youths. The Kingdom has also demanded for a high rate of loyalties from oil.