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Namayingo Primary School Accused of Encroaching on Family Land

Sylvester Opira, the Namayingo Resident District Commissioner, convened a meeting between the warring parties, where they agreed to institute provisional boundaries as they await a proper survey.
26 Mar 2019 13:43

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Namayingo Primary School in Namayingo district is on the spot for allegedly encroaching on a piece of land belonging to the family of the late Yokana Othieno.  

The late Othieno represented Bunhole Bunanumba County in Busoga Lukiiko in the 1960's.

A copy of the land agreement seen by URN shows that in 1980s, the late Othieno donated seven acres of land to host Namayingo Primary School in the then Namayingo sub-county because the area lacked a school at the time.      

However, the deceased’s grandchildren led by Patrick Owora claim the school to over an additional three acres of their family land. 

On Monday, the family members stormed the office of Namayingo Resident District Commissioner protesting the alleged encroachment.        

Owora said that the school should restrict its operation on the piece of land that the late donated to the school.      

“We can opt to open up new boundaries so that each party doesn’t interfere with the other’s land,” he said. 

Sylvester Opira, the Namayingo Resident District Commissioner, convened a meeting between the warring parties, where they agreed to institute provisional boundaries as they await a proper survey. 

 

Opira told journalists that several people have encroached on the school land, saying his office is making consultations to pave way for the of eviction of the encroachers.  

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Janet Namuwaya, the school secretary says the matter will be discussed in the school management committee. 

“It came as a surprise but as a school. We shall forward the matter to the school management committee so as to forge a way forward,” she said.       

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