City tycoon Sudhir accused of grabbing school land

The Chairman Academics, Welfare and Disciplinary Committee of Kololo Senior Secondary School, Reverand Canon John Awodi accuses city tycoon Sudhir Ruparellia’s Kampala Parents Primary School of grabbing their Land.
Canon Awodi, told the Seven Member  Land Probe Commission Chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereirwe, that the disputed land is on plots 60-68 along Lugogo by Pass in Kampala, and houses the school sports field.

Canon Awodi said without their knowledge and consent, on 11/March/2013 Sudhir Ruparellia wrote to Uganda Land Commission applying for their land claiming he was the  sitting tenant, having used it for seven years for his school’s recreation purposes.

However Canon Awodi presented before the Commission two letters that show  that between 5/January/2011 and 21/March/2012 Kampala Parents School had been hiring their field for recreation purposes, at 200,000shs for mantainance.

They were then  surprised to see a letter from Sudhir claiming ownership and asking them to sign a memorundamn of understanding detailing how Kololo was going to use its land it has been owning since 1954.

Canon Awodi implored the Commission to cancel Sudhir’s title and give Kololo S.S.S back its land, while Uganda Land Commission should be reminded of its obligation towards holding Government  Land in public trust.

In the same way the Head Teacher of Kololo Senior Secondary School, Edward Kanoonya testified to this effect, and informed the Land Probe Commission  that his School has a population of 3003 students  that need to use their Sports  field, but  Kampala Parents Primary School has since fenced it off and put it  under tight security.

Story by

Veronica Kayaga

February 07 2018