The Town Clerk, Godfrey Kisekka says they have for so long been trying to recover only the playfield in the municipality that was fenced off by Denis Angura but they were shocked to learn from the landlord that the title on the land hosting the school is in the possession of a money lender.
There is panic among Mukono
municipal authorities after discovering that Haji Salim Busuulwa who signed off
the land hosting Nakagere Muslim Primary School in Goma division lost the title to a money lender.
The Town Clerk, Godfrey Kisekka says they have for so long
been trying to recover only the playfield in the municipality that was fenced
off by Denis Angura but they were shocked to learn from the landlord that the
title on the land hosting the school is in the possession of a money lender.
land in question was offered by Haji Busuulwa’s father, the late Hajji Musa
Ssewakiryanga Nyamayalwo for the establishment of Muslim projects such as a
mosque, hospital and government-aided school.
He, however, passed on before
surrendering the titles. His son, Haji Busuulwa endorsed the
construction of the projects through written agreements but held onto the
titles. According to Kisekka, his predecessors embarked on the
construction of two blocks comprising three classrooms each on the land before
securing a land title.
He notes that they only secured a written agreement from
the landlord allowing them to construct a school. Kisekka has appealed to the government and the Ministry
of Education and Sports to intervene and assist them to save the school land.
The classroom blocks constructed by the municipality cost over Shillings 68
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Hajji Busuulwa has asked the municipal authorities
to remain, saying the titles can still be recovered since the land was never
sold. He notes that it would be embarrassing for him to sell land donated by
his late father for projects.
Busuulwa says that the land titles will remain
under his custody as the heir since even his father did not surrender them. URN
has established from the family members that Busuulwa borrowed close to
Shillings 80 million and surrendered the title as security.
Some of the community members insist that the sons of the late
Nyamayalwo have failed to uphold his dream of boosting education services in
the area by conniving with local leaders to sell off the land hosting public
They also blame the town clerk for setting up developments on the land
without a title. Abasi Kyotega, one of the residents wonders why it has taken
so long for the municipality to transfer the title into their names.
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The area Local Council-LCI Chairperson, Isaac
Muwaga says that he is aware that the landlord sold off the playfield, adding that
the land agreements are legal. He appeals to Busuulwa to involve leaders at all
levels in case of missing titles.