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One Arrested as Residents Accuse LC I Chairperson of Selling School Play Ground

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Residents accuse Kiwalabye of conniving with one of the sons of the late Haji Musa Sserwakirwanga Nyamayalwo, the former owner of the land to sell off the school land to Denis Angura.
Denis Angura in handcuffs at the Goma Divison offices in Mukono Municipality
Isaac  Kiwalabye, the LC I chairperson of Nakagere village in Goma division in Mukono Municipality is on the spot for allegedly selling off the playfield of Nakagere Muslim Primary School, a government-aided school.   

Residents accuse Kiwalabye of conniving with one of the sons of the late Haji Musa Sserwakirwanga Nyamayalwo , the former owner of the land to sell off the school land to Denis Angura.  Angura was picked up on Wednesday while erecting a perimeter way around the school playfield. 

Juma Ssenabulya, one of the residents claims that the Chairperson tends to work with the rich people the police to dispose of property belonging to vulnerable people. Jackline Namazi, another resident says that the contested land hosted the school pit latrine and playfield. 

“Sometimes my children would come to this field to play as I barely have a compound for them to play,” she said.  Adding that,” I call upon the government to intervene in this matter as we are worried. As a community, our school has no playground and the toilet was also sealed off by Angura.”

Haji Abass Male, one of the sons of the late Nyamayalwo denied working with the chairperson to sell off the contested land. He confirmed that his late father donated the contested land to host a  school and other projects like a Muslim founded hospital and mosque.

“My father gave  4.5 acres to build both a primary and secondary school and 1.1 acres. However, some of my brothers when asked to help renew the land title from the Ministry of lands instead put it in their names,” he said.   

He advised the government to fight for its property, saying his father donated it to help boost education services in the areas. URN found law enforcement officers from Mukono municipality trying to demolish the perimeter wall around the school playfield.

Our reporter also noticed a permanent house standing in the playing field as well as a garden with maize and banana plantations.  The LC I chairperson, Kiwalabye fled from his office when he sighted the law enforcement officers. 

George Masengele, the spokesperson of Mukono Municipality, says that Angura applied to construct on the contested but the application was turned down. 

"We denied Angura’s application on grounds that he didn’t have ownership of the land. However, he went ahead to construct and put up a fence on the playgrounds that are why we had him arrested,” he said. 

Adding that “We are working on getting a court order to demolish the house.”