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Jinja Community Blocks Encroachment on School Land

But Emmanuel Kalema, a resident of Spire Road says that Lwanyaga started fencing the school land yesterday evening under unclear circumstances prompting them to call for the attention of the Town Clerk to prevent any encroachment on the school land.
Yasin Lwanyaga displays his alleged title on the school land.

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Residents of Jinja Central Division have stormed Spire Road Primary School to protest against the takeover of the school land by a businessman Yasin Lwanyaga. The land measuring two acres is hosting the school garden, part of the staff quarters and pit latrines.

But Emmanuel Kalema, a resident of Spire Road says that Lwanyaga started fencing the school land yesterday evening under unclear circumstances prompting them to call for the attention of the Town Clerk to prevent any encroachment on the school land.

The residents, who accuse Lwanyaga of illegally acquiring the contested land led a protest and uprooted a fence that had been erected by the businessman and his team.

 

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However, Lwanyaga told URN that he purchased the land in response to an advertisement by the Jinja District Land Board in 2014. He says the takeover was delayed by a lengthy process for the acquisition of the land title.

Jinja Central Division Senior Assistant Town Clerk, Peter Mawerere says that they are investigating the authenticity of Lwanyaga's land title. He adds that his office has written to the Jinja Resident District Commissioner, who halted all construction activities on the land.

 

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