The King of Toro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV expressed his gratitude to the Government of Uganda for earmarking Fort Portal as a Tourism City. The national vision 2040 projects Fort Portal municipality as the tourism city. This western Uganda town has over the years earned the name of the cleanest town in the country. It is also a route to many national parks that include Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale Forest, Semliki Wildlife reserve and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Previously King Oyo was credited for setting a good pace in the promotion of natural attractions and culture within the region. During his speech at the celebration to mark his 23rd coronation anniversary, King Oyo praised the government for earmarking Fort Portal as a tourism town in its vision 2040. This will add on other government innovations to economically empower the people of Toro he said.
King Oyo Nyimba said this also increase the economy of the people of Toro and the rest of Uganda but also create jobs for the people of Toro. The King asked the government to focus on the enhancing the infrastructure of roads to enable Tourists reach their destinations on time.
King Oyo also stated that Toro Kingdom and the central government have drawn a plan that will empower the youth with vocational skills to become job creators not job seekers.