Land Row between Catholic Church and KCCA Deepens

Land Row between Catholic Church and KCCA Deepens

By Serestino Tusingwire

The debacle between Kampala Capital City Authority and Catholic over Ntinda Primary school land has taken new twist after the Uganda Land Commission joined the scuffle.

The Uganda Land Commission yesterday gave its stand after the debacle raised questions about its operations on land issues.

Both the Catholic Church and KCCA claim the Uganda Land Commission gave them leases to the disputed land in Ntinda on which Ntinda primary school is located.

Ntinda primary school is a government aided school under the Universal Primary Education programme.

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.”

In contrary, Robert Kalumba the KCCA deputy Spokesperson claimed that, “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.”

This raised many questions on who really is the certified owner of the land.

Dennis Obbo, the spokesperson for Ministry of Lands says the error that resulted in both KCCA and the Catholic Church both having leases to the same land, was caused by the absence of a digital filing system.