Rwenzururu King implores his subjects to go for formal education despite the rate of unemployment


Rwenzururu King (Omusinga) Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma has warned that the rate of unemployment in the world should not be a reason for his subjects to underrate the value of formal education.

The Omusinga made the remarks Friday while addressing 132 Congolese students from Assumption University of Congo and Assumption University of Beni –Butembo who had come to visit him and also look at the beautiful sceneries in Kasese district.

However, the Omusinga met the Congolese students at the District Multipurpose hall in Nyamwamba Division of Kasese Municipality.

The Rwenzururu Cultural leader, who expressed joy over the visit of the students to the district, told them that formal education remains a key aspect in the development of society despite that fact that there is unemployment in many countries.

He advised the people to work towards attaining higher levels of education so that they are able to establish their own projects using the knowledge and skills acquired.

The Omusinga also revealed that the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu has seriously upheld the pronouncement of Isaya Mukirania who encouraged the subjects to embrace formal education. According to him, they are yet to declare August 15 every year as a day for celebrating the “Pen’s Day.”

While leading a delegation from the Congolese subjects, Rev. Fr. John Baptist Kambale Migheri, the Vice Chancellor of the Assumption University of Congo, said that their coming was aimed at getting the basics regarding the cultural norms and values of the Rwenzururu Kingdom.

He described their coming as a unifying factor for the subjects living in the Diaspora and those within the Rwenzori region.

He also said that in addition to meeting the Omusinga and the royal family, they will also visit the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Katwe Salt Lake, Mubuku Irrigation Scheme and Kilembe Mines among other tourist attraction features in Kasese.

Hon. Anuarite Biira Kyalima, the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Deputy Minister for External Relations who stays in the DRC said that the visit was a stride to the young people who had not seen their King.


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