KCCA accuses Uganda Land Commission of giving out the land to developers without its consent
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has denied knowledge of plans to relocate Nakasero Primary School from the city centre.
KCCA director for education Juliet Namuddu said although the Authority is currently battling in court over the allocation of part of the school playground to a developer, they are not aware of plans to relocate the school.
“What I know, Uganda Lands Commission allocated part of the land to a developer identified as Prestigious Apartments Limited without consulting us. The developer wants us to hand over the land. We have taken the matter to court,” Namuddu said.
Representing the executive director, Moses Twiine, director planning said KCCA has not taken any action on the relocation of the school.
“If there’s a directive, it’s not from KCCA,” he said.
The officials were responding to concerns raised by MPs Elijah Okupa and Anita Among during the Committee on Commissions, statutory authorities and state enterprises (COSASE).
“We have children in this school; may we know whether they are plans to relocate it as reported in the media?” Among asked.
The Committee however agreed to summon Uganda Lands Commission to explain.
Nakasero Primary School is one of the oldest schools in the city.
Since 2013, over 10 primary schools’ land in the city has been under threat.