118 Government Schools in Soroti Lack Land Titles

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But John Nyakahuma, the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer-CAO and District Education Officer Everest Okello told URN they don't have information on how many schools don't have titles.

At least 118 government aided schools in Soroti district lack titles, URN has learnt. According to a source that declined to be named, both secondary and primary schools are affected.
 
According to a source at the district, only a handful of schools including Teso College Aloet, Soroti Senior secondary school, Pioneer Primary school founded by Indians and Fr. Hilders Primary school a Catholic founded school have titles.
 
The official told URN that, the issue of acquiring land titles for the affected schools had come up for discussions in several Soroti Municipal and district councils several times but nothing has been done.
 
 
But John Nyakahuma, the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer-CAO and District Education Officer Everest Okello told URN they don't have information on how many schools don't have titles. Alfred Martin Aruo, the Mayor Soroti Municipality says among the 18 Primary schools in the Municipality only two have land titles. 
Aruo disclosed that as a result, most of the schools are embroiled in land wrangles due to the absence of titles.
 
 
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Aruo pointed out that until clear demarcations are spelled out in Government schools it is not easy to get titles.

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Some of the schools without land titles are Tubur secondary school, Gweri SS, Swaria P/S, Moruapesur P/S, Amen P/S, Aminit P/S, Oderai P/S, Awoja P/S, Angopet P/S, Asuret P/S, Katine Tiriri P/S, Kamuda P/S, Merok P/S, Lalle P/S, Katine P/S, Agora P/S, Gweri P/S, Awoja bridge P/S, Abelet P/S, Dakabela P/S, Arapai P/S, Arabaka P/S, Tukum P/S, obuja P/s, Agama P/S, Amotot P/S, Tubur p/s, Opuyo P/S, Otatai P/S, Owalei P/S, Omodoi P/S, Adacar Asuret P/S, Abeko P/S, Acetgwen P/S, Palaet P/S, Awaliwal P/S among others.



 
 
 
 
 

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.

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