Kololo: Poor Youth Movement Petitions Min. Janet Museveni, Nabakooba To Intervene In Kololo Land Dispute.
Kololo, Uganda| The Uganda Poor Youth Movement (UPYM) has petitioned the Minister of Education and First Lady Hon. Janet K. Museveni, Hon Evelyn Anite the State minister for investment and Hon. Judith Nabakooba the Minister for lands, housing and urban development to intervene in the land row between Kololo SS and Ruparelia Group (the investor), who is seeking to construct a multipurpose football stadium on the land in question.
According to the investor, on several occasions, some elements at Kololo S.S.S abuse poor people from the neighbourhood by giving them peanuts to cause violence at the place where the investor is planning to erect a modern sporting complex which includes a football pitch, volleyball, netball, and other conferencing facilities.
Thus in a petition dated December 13, the UPYM Secretary-General, Mr. Ben Ssebuguzi want the Education Minister to prevail and resolve the ongoing dispute between the school (Kololo SS) and the investor as they claim the conflict retards the development of the area and the country at large.
“Your Excellency madam First Lady, through our social media, we were dishearted to learn that one of your prominent and large schools in the country is at the forefront of obstructing our investor to develop his land which he has right ownership into a viable public good or common good.” the petition reads.
According to Ssebuguzi, the purpose of this petition to the first lady:
- Is to report to the minister of education that Kololo SSS is abstracting an investor who is going to carry out a transformative project.
- To drum support to government to continue embracing Public Private partnerships as a form of raising income that has no strings attached to generate higher employment for youths.
“As crusaders of responsible investments in our country we decided to raise our eye brows and voices, and decided to report to you this bad vice that dents a reputation of one of the best schools in the country which has natured many important citizens who include economists who espouse the value of Public Private Partnership (PPP), activists added.
“Adding that; “As patriotic youths who believe that the investor is going to do a befitting job of transforming the said land from a bush that houses rodents to a world-class stadium. We, therefore, seek to humbly request your immediate attention before we become a laughing stock!! We have been put to shame because a school is supposed to foster development and not the other way round and mirror society.”
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