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Kadaga Names Select Committee to Probe Nabagereka School Demolition

The select committee is expected to investigate the demolition of public schools under KCCA.

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The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has named a six-man team select committee to investigate the demolition of Nabagereka Primary School and other public schools in Kampala.

The probe, according to Kadaga, will also look into the takeover of public land where the schools currently stand by investors and individuals.

Buvuma Island MP, Robert Migadde Ndugwa has been named as chairman of the committee. Other members include Olivia Kwagala Kabale (Iganga Woman), Kassiano Wadri (Terego), Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East), Patrick Mulindwa (Kasambya) and Matthias Mpuuga (Masaka Municipality).

Kadaga has given the committee two months to conduct its investigations and table a report to the House thereafter.

//Cue In: This House resolved…

Cue Out:…given to them//

Last month, Parliament adopted a motion by Lwemiyaga County MP, Theodore Ssekikubo seeking to inquire into the demolition of Nabagereka Primary School, one of the schools managed by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) razed in late this January by court brokers sparking anger from teachers , parents and pupils. 
  
The school housed about 1000 pupils and was taken over by a Kampala businessman, John Bopsco Muwonge, who claims that it was leased to him in 2010.

Nabagereka Primary School was established in 1966 and named after the queen of Buganda title “Nabagereka”.

The committee is expected to summon officials from the Uganda Land Commission, the custodian of government land, as well as KCCA, Ministry of Education and schools affected by the land takeovers.

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