Minister Namugwanya Attributes Low Enrolment in Government Schools to Land Encroachment
The minister of state for Kampala affairs Benny Namugwanya says fear of land encroachment has caused low enrolment of Public schools in the city.Namugwanya told the parliamentary education committee that most of the land housing schools in the capital city are owned by Uganda Land Commission, Buganda Land Board and Kampala district land board which reports to ministry of lands not Kampala affairs ministry.
She cited schools like Buganda Road Primary School, Bat Valley where parents have lost confidence in its stability due to fears that the school could lose its land just like Shimoni Demonstration School in 2006 which the committee chairperson Connie Galiwango Nakayenze says has seen many investors target government owned schools in the city.
The committee members also demanded an apology from the director for education in kampala district Juliet Nambi over her arrogance towards MPs and also head teachers of certain city schools. Paliisa County Jacob Opolot, Moses Kasibante of Rubaga North , connie Galiwango Nakayenze and other MPs were not amused when Nambi said that her ambition to get good results and implementation of basic school needs has been mistaken as arrogance.