The culture of Tooro has naturally put the position of Queen Mother at the helm of responsibilities in the Kingdom. I would like to share my special position much unique from being a Queen Mother per say. Tooro Kingdom under His Majesty King Oyo experienced an unprecedented situation of being ruled by a child King of three years after the demise of King Olimi Mathew Kaboyo II in 1995. Sincerely a lot of mystery and speculations surrounded the kingdom you may not imagine what my mind was going through at the time: the smooth continuity of the Tooro legacy under King Oyo who was infant that had to be espoused through the regency was the state of affairs. Culturally and morally, it was incumbent on me to ensure direction of this scenario. I owe unceasing glory to the almighty God who has made it possible that we now can celebrate and rejoice when King Oyo is majority and so is my in debt appreciation to all persons and the people of Tooro for their complimentary roles in raising the King; may God bless you all
In the modern times unlike the hazy past experiences of women, the woman bears responsibility to ensure equilibrium of social -cultural and economic wellbeing of a family. As wide as it is so is the duty of o woman particularly in Tooro from moral conduct of a family, production for food security and surplus for sale, making available the necessities of a homestead, and a tall task of changing the cultural past to equal opportunities of the male and female children through an equitable advocacy for the education and empowerment of the girl child to bridge the gap. Am happy the women in Tooro have taken a greater stride of course with mutual compliance with their spouses and a significant development is registered with gaps and limitations posing a challenge to you and I to merge these gaps in every possible intervention.
My office has complimented these efforts under the umbrella organization Tooro Kingdom Women Association (TOKIWA) which is an ideal vehicle for the emancipation of women in Tooro and the entire peoples of Tooro.
Being a Queen Mother is not less than being a patron to the various good intentioned associations in the Kingdom with developmental objectives that are people centered. Broad it is that deserves concerted effort hence avails an automatic welcome to well intentioned people and organizations to team up with the office of the Queen Mother in realizing a mission of revitalizing culture and rediscovering the potentials of the women of Tooro. There are no borders to the women of Tooro and no borders to your intervention and making a difference to the community