Nursing School Buses Impounded Over Debt

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. On Tuesday last week, a team of court Bailiffs hired by the food supplier school impounded two buses and towed them to Soroti central Police station for safe custody.

Two buses belonging to Soroti Comprehensive Nursing School have been impounded by a food supplier over a debt 100 million shillings. It is alleged that the Mbale based Green land Company, supplied Soroti Comprehensive Nursing School food worth 40 million in 2007 and 2008.  However, the school management failed to clear the money for the food because of lack of funds.

As a result , the money has now accumulated to 84 million shillings in addition to 20 million shillings in court expenses. On Tuesday last week, a team of court Bailiffs hired by the food supplier impounded two buses belonging to the school and towed them to Soroti central Police station for safe custody. 

A 67 seater ISUZU bus registration number UG 1952 E and 30 seater Costa registration number 737 UCN are still parked at Soroti Central Police Station.  Margaret Ocokoru, the Deputy Principal Soroti School of Comprehensive Nursing declined to comment saying the matter is beyond. 

Juma Hassan Nyene, the East Kyoga Region Public Relations Officer says the buses were impounded following a court order issued to the supplier. He says they will release the buses after receiving free instructions from court.

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Ben Etonu, the Soroti RDC declined to comment saying that he was in Kampala. Our reporter failed to get to Green land Company as our reporter failed to get any contacts.

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.