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Tooro Queen Mother Mobilises Teso Women

Tooro Queen Mother Best Kemigisa was among the royals who visited Teso on Tuesday to mobilise rural woman in the fight against HIV/Aids.
Tooro Queen Mother Best Kemigisa addresses a gathering as the Emorimor\'s wife looks on.
Tooro Queen Mother Best Kemigisa was among the royals who visited Teso on Tuesday to mobilise rural woman in the fight against HIV/Aids.

 

Kemigisa and other royals visited the Iteso Paramount Chief, Emorimor Augustine Lemukol Osuban, at his home in Serere district. Others on the trip included Elizabeth Kajwejwete, a princess in Bunyala and Rebecca Omugo, the Queen of Kooki Chiefdom.

 

Kemigisa said her visit to Emorimor is her first leg of country wide tour to all royal kingdoms to mobilize the rural women to join the fight against HIV/AIDS and poverty. The royal team was welcomed by various Teso cultural performers who thronged Emorimor’s home until late in the night.

 

The Emorimor’s wife, Toto Akaliat Agnes Osuban appealed to Kemigisa to extend a helping hand to rural poor women in Teso. Akaliat said she has been writing proposals sourcing for assistance for the Teso women, which have not materialised. She hinted that they need to put their efforts together as royal mothers to help the needy rural women.

 

Emorimor Osuban said Tooro Kingdom and the Iteso Cultural Union (ICU) that he leads have many things in common that make them work closely for the better of their subjects. He embraced the move by the royal mothers to mobilize and empower the rural women to overcome poverty economically and emotionally.

Last month, Queen Mother Kemigisa and the Nnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Naginda organised and hosted the first ever Africa Queens and Queen Mothers Conference in Uganda.