Education

Anger as KCCA Demolishes Another Nabagereka School

UNATU boss James Tweheyo

Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) has accused Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) of conniving with market vendors to demolish Kasubi Family Primary school.

UNATU Executive Director, buy http://davepallone.com/wp-content/plugins/live-composer-page-builder/includes/options.extension.class.php James Tweheyo while speaking to Chimpreports on Monday expressed fear for the fate of 800 pupils whose school was demolished “without any warning.”

The demolished school was started by Nabagereka Nakyekoledde in 1954 and has been providing affordable education to the urban poor communities of Kasubi, information pills Bwaise, what is ed Nabweru and surrounding areas.

“The locals in Kasubi were shocked on the morning of May 24 to find the school they had left the previous day, razed down. What are these children expected to do when school officially opens for second term in a week’s time?” Tweheyo wondered.

This, the UNATU head said was violation of the children’s right to education.

Tweheyo said KCCA with the Chairpersons of Kasubi Market, Mr. Muwanga and Mr. Reuben Ssengendo were spearheading the move to turn a market.

Sport Ssempebwa a resident of Kasubi and an OB of Kasubi Family Primary School told Chimpreports that plans to turn the school into a market place had brewed for a long time but were fought members of the community.

“We resisted the plans until Buganda Land Board came in and restored hope by claiming ownership of the land; but we were shocked to find the school demolished on May 24,” Ssempebwa said.

Tweheyo promised to do all that is possible to see that the school land is redeemed. He encouraged parents and community members to rise destroy stalls that have already come up and to put up temporary structures to accommodate the pupils.

Tweheyo also noted with concern that KCCA was continuing the trend of demolishing schools in Kampala  including  Shimoni Demonstration, Nabagereka Primary School as well as grabbing of land for Nakasero P/S, Kitante P/S, Kololo SSS and Buganda Road P/S.

In February last year, following an investigations in these land grabbing scandals, Parliament resolved that government immediately stops all further demolition on schools in Kampala.

 

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