Residents accuse Kiwalabye of conniving with one of the sons of the late Haji Musa Sserwakirwanga Nyamayalwo, the former owner of the land to sell off the school land to Denis Angura.
Denis Angura in handcuffs at the Goma Divison offices in Mukono Municipality
Kiwalabye, the LC I chairperson of Nakagere village in Goma division in Mukono Municipality is on the spot for
allegedly selling off the playfield of Nakagere Muslim Primary School, a government-aided
Residents accuse Kiwalabye of conniving with one of the sons of the late
Sserwakirwanga Nyamayalwo , the former owner of the
land to sell off the school land to Denis Angura. Angura was picked up on
Wednesday while erecting a perimeter way around the school playfield.
Juma Ssenabulya, one of the residents
claims that the Chairperson tends to work with the
rich people the police to
dispose of property belonging to vulnerable people. Jackline Namazi, another resident says that the contested land hosted
the school pit latrine and playfield.
“Sometimes my children
would come to this field to play as I barely have a compound for them to play,” she said. Adding that,” I call upon the government to intervene in this matter as we are worried.
As a community, our school has no playground and the toilet was also sealed off
Haji Abass Male, one of the sons of the late
Nyamayalwo denied working with the chairperson
to sell off the contested land. He confirmed that his late father donated the contested land to host a school and other projects like a
Muslim founded hospital and mosque.
“My father gave 4.5 acres to build both a
primary and secondary school and 1.1
acres. However, some of my brothers when asked to help renew the land title from
the Ministry of lands instead put it in their names,” he said.
He advised the government to fight
for its property, saying his father donated
it to help boost education services in the areas. URN found law enforcement officers from Mukono
municipality trying to demolish the perimeter wall around the school playfield.
Our reporter also noticed a permanent house standing in the playing field
as well as a garden with maize and banana plantations. The LC I chairperson, Kiwalabye fled from his office when he sighted the law enforcement
George Masengele, the spokesperson of Mukono Municipality, says
that Angura applied to construct on the contested but the application was turned down.
"We denied Angura’s application on grounds that he
didn’t have ownership of the land. However, he went ahead to construct and put up a fence on the playgrounds
that are why we had him arrested,”
Adding that “We are working on getting a court order to
demolish the house.”