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.
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
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