"I wouldn't accept even if i was given ten plots because that would deprive Teso a chance to host a regional center for excellence"
Government has blocked the illegal sale of land belonging to the Soroti based East African School of Civil Aviation Academy.
Last Year, Officials of the ministry of lands allegedly connived with the Uganda Land Commission-ULC to survey and demarcate land belonging to Soroti Flying School. Available records from the eastern regional lands office indicates the land had been sub-divided into one hundred plots.
The plots were ready for sale, but a group of Teso politicians led by Musa Ecweru the State Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees petitioned the president to intervened to stop the illegal sale of the land.Ecweru had allegedly been approached by the racket to accept two plots of land in exchange for him to keep quiet about the scam.
Ecweru however explains that he rejected the offer because it would deprive Teso the opportunity to benefit from a regional hub of academic excellence.
John Paul Erongu, the former Soroti district secretary for works, says the president intervened after learning that the academy land had been grabbed. He explains that the land titles for the plots were cancelled.
Bernard Wandera the director of the school could not be reached on his cell-phone for a comment.
The East African Civil Aviation Academy was established in 1971 to train pilots and aircraft Engineers for the East African market. The revived East African community has since developed the academy as a centre of excellence in aviation training for the region.
The certificates from the academy are recognized by education regulations all over the world.
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