KCCA, Catholic Church Lock Horns Over Land
By Serestino Tusingwire
The Catholic Church in Kampala is reportedly embroiled in a land row with Kampala Capital City Authority.
The land in question is located in the city suburb of Ntinda where Ntinda Primary School is situated.
Church claims it has the land title and applied to Buganda land Board to lease the land for redevelopment arguing that the school is under developed when compared to other schools around the area.
The archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Cyprian Kizito Lwanga said; “We applied for this land so as to develop this school in partnership with the government and that was given.”
However, the plan may only remain on paper after Robert Kalumba the KCCA deputy spokesperson revealed that KCCA applied to the ministry of Education and Sports to intervene saying that they also acquired the land title.
“The school has been run by KCCA for years, we have written to the permanent secretary to halt the lease process because we also have the land title,” Kalumba said.
The state minister for lands Betty Amongi said the government is going to set a sub-committee that will be able to survey all government lands, that inclusive before the conclusion is made.