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MPs protest Kololo school land give away

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th April 2009 03:00 AM

KAMPALA MPs have opposed giving away part of Kololo Secondary School to an investor. The legislators vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to ensure that no part of the school land was taken.

KAMPALA MPs have opposed giving away part of Kololo Secondary School to an investor. The legislators vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to ensure that no part of the school land was taken.

KAMPALA MPs have opposed giving away part of Kololo Secondary School to an investor, reports Joyce Namutebi.

The legislators vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to ensure that no part of the school land was taken.

“Much as we need investors, it should not be at the expense of the future generation,” said Latif Sebaggala (Kawempe North) on Tuesday.

He noted that there were not enough secondary schools in Kampala district.
He said the MPs last week told the education minister, Namirembe

Bitamazire, of the need to have more universal secondary education schools (USE) in Kampala.

“Kololo SS is the biggest universal secondary education school in Kampala and we have been demanding that the education ministry puts up more classrooms,” he said.

“We want investors to go to other areas because there is plenty of land elsewhere.”

The Government recently allocated part of the school land to an investor to build a private hospital, but the school protested the move.

Hussein Kyanjo (Makindye West) said: “We are not impressed by the way land is being given away. There is cause for fear.”

Referring to the Shimoni Demonstration School land given away, he said: “We have not seen any development being actualised. They inconvenienced our children and promised a hotel, but there is none. That is not the way to plan.”
Sebuliba Mutumba (Kawempe South) said: “It seems Ugandans have been duped by the leaders.”

The Government emphasis, he said, should be on equipping Ugandans with skills other than giving schools to investors.

Erias Lukwago (Kampala Central) said: “We shall fight tooth and nail to ensure that not an inch of Kololo goes.”

Azure Holdings, partners in the Kingdom Hotel Kampala on Tuesday that they had entered into a joint venture with Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal to build a five-star hotel on former Shimoni land.

MPs protest Kololo school land give away

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