Kabale District Council Demarcates University Land for sale

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Kabale district local government has started demarcating the 101 acre piece of land that was allocated to Kabale University in 2001. The district accuses Kabale University authorities of reneging on their promise to pay $ 650,000 for the land.

Kabale district local government has started demarcating the 101 acre piece of land that was allocated to Kabale University in 2001. The district accuses Kabale University authorities of reneging on their promise to pay $ 650,000 for the land. As result, Kabale district Local Government has started demarcating the land into small plots of land for sale to private developers.


Patrick Besigye Kaihwa, the LC V chairman Kabale District says that they decided to demarcate the land and sell it to private developers to raise money to construct the district council hall. But Yosam Baguma, former Kabale LC V chairman will not have any of this and wants the decision to sell the land to private developers halted. Baguma says that his council allocated the said land to Kabale University after realizing the need to improve the quality of education in the district and entire Kigezi region.
 

He says that the demarcation of the land into small plots of land is a sign of the poor leadership in the district. Joy Kwesiga, vice chancellor Kabale University says that university can survive without land.


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Kwesiga says demarcating the land into small plots will give rise to a slum and cause insecurity to the university. She has promised to talk to the district leadership saying they are still interested in the land.  Jack Sabiiti, Rukiga County Member of Parliament has also criticized the district administration over the decision to take away the land from the university.

 
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He says the university has helped the Banyakigezi attain higher education and it should be protected by all residents.