Main Street Primary School, Jinja Central Division Feud Over Land

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Charles Opoya, the head teacher Main Street primary school says as events unfold none of the political leaders and technical people in Jinja municipality is opposed to the sell of the school land.

Jinja Central Division is feuding with Main street primary school over the proposal to parcel out part of the school land to a private developer.

In March 2015, Jinja Central Division approached the management of Main street primary school with a proposal to lease out 11 acres of the school land to Green Tree Company, a private firm.
 
This particular piece of land is used for recreation and sports activities by residents and the school. The school management rejected the proposal. 
Jimmy Obbo, the chairperson Main street primary school management committee says they are faced with challenges because of people eying the school land including political leaders, businessmen and community members.

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Charles Opoya, the head teacher Main Street primary school says as events unfold none of the political leaders and technical people in Jinja municipality is opposed to the sell of the school land. He says parceling the school land is likely the pupils and teachers.
 
 Mubarak Kirunda, the LC 3 Chairperson Jinja central division says Green Tree Company has been evaluated and is genuine. He says the company plans to set up an investment worth UGX 6 billion and employ more than 600 people directly.
 
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Paul Balilaine, the Jinja district Inspector of schools says it is not bad to relocate school provided the investors and local leaders have land and money for the transfer.
 
Mohammed Baswari Kezaala, the mayor Jinja municipal council says there is no need for alarm since the municipality, which is the planning authority has not passed any resolution to sell the school land.

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But Alex Waibaale, the Chairman Jinja land board says the land in question belongs to Main street primary school adding that, selling it contravenes a government resolution not to sell off public school land. 

He says at least 11 primary schools in Jinja municipality have had their land grabbed in the past 10 years, a move championed by local leaders. The most affected include Spire road, Victoria Nile, Uganda Railways, Mpumudde, Kiira and Magwa primary schools.