Education

CHURCH, SCHOOL CLASH OVER COMMUNITY LAND IN KIRYANDONGO

By Stephen Jamugisa

KIRYANDONGO: The administrators of Diika Seed Secondary School on Wednesday called for an urgent meeting with the stakeholders and other leaders including, the chairperson, GISO, Sub County Chief and the area LC1 chairperson to resolve the ongoing brawl for the community land.

In a letter seen by ugreports, it indicates that on the 19th December 2012, the community of Kyankende parish on the 17th August 2012, minutes 4/2012, offered five hectares of land belonging to Diika Primary School in order to establish a secondary school in the area.

The letter seen by our reporter

Speaking during the meeting, the head teacher of Diika Seed Secondary School Mr. Akuta Patrick called upon the community leaders to intervene and highlight whether the land offered to the school belongs to the church.

He noted the scandal is affecting the school and some teachers have vowed not to return to work until the matter is settled.

‘’The issue is also affecting learners since the teachers have vowed not to return until the matter is settled,’’ he said.

Diika Seed Secondary School Art and Design teacher Shannon Okello told our reporter in an interview that the church doesn’t have clear documents for land ownership.

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One of the church members who preferred anonymity disclosed that their intention isn’t to take the land rather have it registered under the church.

‘’We don’t have any intention of taking over the school, rather we want the school to be registered under the church,’’ said a church member.

Hon. Osaga Nelson, the LC3 chairperson for Kyankende told ugreports that they won’t relax on the matter until it is resolved noting that he was not content in the previous meeting with the church members.

However, Mr. Ogwang Ben, the school P.T. A chairperson said they are ready to face the church in all the conditions. ‘’We are ready to face the church in all conditions,’’ he said.

We have learnt that the school is in the process to be taken up permanently by the government.

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