Hoima Municipal Councilors Question Boma Land Giveaway

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The allocation of Boma grounds to Hoima Hospital took center stage in the budgetary meeting of Hoima Municipality. The Municipal Councilors accuse the district local government of dishing out the land to Hoima Hospital without the knowledge of the municipality.

The allocation of Boma grounds to Hoima Hospital took center stage in the budgetary meeting of Hoima Municipality. The Municipal Councilors accuse the district local government of dishing out the land to Hoima Hospital without the knowledge of the municipality. William Kunihira, the councilor for Bujumbura Division wondered why the district gave out the land without the knowledge of the municipal authorities.


Kunihira accused the district leadership of presiding over the matters of the municipality even before it was constituted.
Brian Kaboyo, male youth councilor demands that the matter of Boma ground be brought to the municipal council for review before any development takes place. Nasser Rwaigwera, Kahoora Division councilor wants the land transaction cancelled.
 
 
Grace Mary Mugasa, Mayor Hoima Municipality assured the councilors that no developments will take place on Boma land unless her council is fully briefed on the matter. She warned the district council against usurping powers of the municipal council. The controversy over Boma ground started in May 2011, when Hoima district council allocated the land to Hoima referral hospital for expansion.


The allocation of the recreational ground drew protests from residents and local politicians in the municipality. Last week, unidentified surveyors started surveying that land amidst tight police protection. George Tinkamanyire Bagonza, Hoima LC V chairman has not yet commented on the accusations by the municipal council as he could not be reached.