Margret Nampiina, the former Jinja Rotary Club president, says they partnered with Jinja Municipal Council-JMC to construct another classroom block for the visually impaired pupils.
Part of Spire road primary school.
Kayunga District National Resistance
Movement-NRM party Chairperson, Moses Kalangwa is on the spot over accusations
of maliciously acquiring a plot of land at Spire road primary school.
The plot, which measures 100 by 50ft, was
allocated to the Rotary Club of Jinja with the aim of expanding the department
of visually impaired pupil at the school.
However, Kalangwa is claiming ownership of
the same land. The School Head teacher, Florence Namukose told URN that she isn’t
aware how Kalangwa acquired the contested land.
aware of Rotary Club’s plans to expand our school for the blind but I have been
treated with shock after Kalangwa came out to claim ownership of the same
land,” she said.
Margret Nampiina, the former Jinja Rotary Club president, says they partnered with Jinja Municipal Council-JMC to construct
another classroom block for the visually impaired pupils.
“It is absurd that although JMC cleared us to
construct a bigger facility, which would accommodate more visually impaired
pupils from different parts of the country. Kalangwa has continued harassing us,”
In his defense, Kalangwa told journalists that
Jinja Municipal Council leased him the contested land and he can’t allow other
people to develop it under his watch.
The Jinja City Mayor, Majid Batambuze, says the
school land was titled in 2018. He says they are reviewing the matter to
ascertain Kalangwa’s claims.