Lands minister summons meeting over Kyambogo University land crisis

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Lands Minister Betty Kamya has called for a crisis meeting after several stakeholders claimed ownership of Kyambogo University land.

According to the Daily Monitor, Kyambogo University and the Buganda Kingdom are claiming ownership of about 407 acres housing the main campus in Banda, Kampala. Ministry of Education is claiming 10 acres and Kampala District Land Board (KDLB) 60 acres.

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Minister Betty Kamya has now invited stakeholders from all the institutions to discuss the matter.

She urged them to carry along supporting documents.

Last week, the Kampala District Land Board started demarcating and grading some of the land.

Operations were however halted when the Kyambogo University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Katunguka, called the police to intervene.

Prof. Katunguka revealed that the university took over the land when three institutions merged in 2003.

The Kampala District Land Board argues that the contested are is not part of the land owned by Kyambogo University. They further reveal that it was degazetted as a catchment area in 2017.

Buganda Kingdom’s deputy Katikkiro recently revealed that the whole Kyambogo land belongs CMS Kisosonkole, who was the grandfather of Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Mutebi II.

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On the other hand, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education states the land in question belongs to the Ministry of Education.

We shall keep you posted.

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