Kabale District Council has offered to sell 102 acres of land to Kabale University to allow for the expansion of the institution.
The land, which is adjacent to the university, was recently the subject of an investigation by the Inspector General of Government (IGG).
The Vice Chancellor of Kabale University, Joy Kwesiga, last year lodged a complaint with the IGG claiming that the district council had donated the land to the university. She said the district had reneged on its promise to donate the property to the institution and was in the process of selling it to a private investor.
However the IGG ruled that there was no documentation to prove that the land was given to Kabale University.
The Kabale LC5 chairperson, Adison Kakuru, says the University and the district council have buried the hatchet over the land. He says the council has offered to give Kabale University first priority in the purchase of the land since it had already started the process of redeveloping it.
Kakuru says the council is also planning to divest of 50 acres of land within the same area that has not been utilized by the university. He says it is an ideal spot for the construction of new district headquarters.
Kakuru notes that Kabale University is still interested in the land and has proposed a compromise solution, in which it would help the district find alternative sources of funding to enable it construct the headquarters elsewhere.
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The Kabale University land issue will be discussed during a special council session this Friday.