By; Ben Musange
The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Director for Education and Social Services, Juliet Namuddu has shocked the Land Commission of Inquiry led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire when she revealed that the authority legally owns only 4 primary schools out of the 79 government aided primary schools in Kampala.
Accompanied by the KCCA Acting Director Legal Services Charles Owena, Namuddu informed the commission that they have the land titles and control over the schools’ administration on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Sports.
The schools are Kamwokya, Nakasero, Kisaasi and Kyaggwe Primary Schools the other 54 schools are owned by foundation bodies like Kampala Archdiocese, Namirembe and Kampala Diocese Church of Uganda, Muslim denomination, Namugona Authodox church, Buganda Land Board and Makerere University among others.
Namuddu further revealed that the 22 secondary government aided schools in Kampala are not fully owned by KCCA by law meaning they do not have full control over their land which is a big challenge.
Namuddu and his fellow directors in KCCA had appeared before the land probe to provide report of the status of land for public schools in Kampala.