Kabale Hospital, Council Feud Over Land

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The council authorities had previously agreed with the hospital administrators to preserve the land as a green space to filter the silted soil.

The Kabale Muncipal council authorities are accusing Kabale regional referral hospital of land grabbing.
 
The land under contention is located on a hill top and some staff member s have used it for cultivation.  
 
The council authorities had previously agreed with the hospital administrators to preserve the land as a green space to filter the silted soil.
 
But in 2010, Johnson Baryantuma Munono, the Kabale town clerk, allegedly connived with the hospital administrator to cut down the trees on the hill and the hospital administrator started cultivating on the reserved land.
 
The move angered the council and immediately ordered for the immediate transfer of Munono to Masaka municipal council.
 
During a council session on Thursday, councillors recommended that the space be reserved again as a green space.
 
The council instructed the Kabale town clerk Peter Matsiko, to write to the Kabale regional referral hospital authorities informing them of the damage caused on the road caused by the cultivators who are using the green belt as gardens.
 
Councillor Leopold Twesigye, said that two years ago the hospital authorities cut down all the trees that were planted by the Kabale municipality and instead of planting more trees decided to use the area for cultivation something that the Municipality will not allow.
 
Placid Mihayo, the Kabale medical supretendant told URN  that the land was allocated for the expansion of the hospital and the hospital is still waiting for the funds to facilitate the expansion plan.
 
He says as there are waiting for the resources the hospital staffs are using the allocated land for cultivation.

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