Conditions Set To End Kabale University Land Saga

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Members of Parliament from Kabale have stepped in to end the controversial land wrangle involving Kabale University and the district council.

Members of Parliament from Kabale have stepped in to end the controversial land wrangle involving Kabale University and the district council.

Kabale University and the district council have been in controversy over the 101 acre Kikungiri land, where the university is located.

The district owns the land title but the university claims that the land was given to them by the previous district council to acquire an operation license from National Council for Higher Education.

Last week at a meeting held at Hotel Africana in Kampala, the MPs together with the university leadership and the district leaders set conditions that will harmonize the situation.

Jack Sabiiti, the Rukiga county legislator told URN that one of the major conditions set is to turn the university into a public university.

He says if that is done the district leadership offers the public university the land at a free cost.

Sabiiti says that they agreed both on the matter.

The University administration has also accepted the conditions.

Kennedy Rwaboona, the University secretary says that they have no complaint on the resolutions but they need to first sensitize the population on the developments.

He says this will end the rumors that the university is owned by few individuals, which has been circulated by the politicians.

Patrick Besigye Kaihwa, the Kabale district chairperson noted that turning the university into a public institution will enable the region to benefit more.

Kaihwa says they will automatically offer them a land at a free cost, once the university is taken over by government.

The two institutions have been fighting for the land to an extent of asking the office of the inspector General of Government to intervene.