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Hoima Welcomes Land Sector Commission Of Inquiry

By George Busiinge

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on December 8, 2016, constituted a commission of inquiry into effectiveness of the legal framework relating to land policies, processes of land acquisition, administration, management and registration.

The commission which will be chaired by the Court of Appeal Justice Catherine Bamugemereire is expected to commence its activities in January 2017. This move to check the effectiveness of land transactions, use and administration has been welcomed by Hoima local authorities.

Kadir Kirungi, the Hoima district chairman, has requested that the commission of inquiry committee should also visit Hoima district during their operations to screen land titles. He revealed that there are many people with forged land titles in the oil and gas rich district.

Kadir condemns what he describes as rampant land grabbing and forgery of land titles which has seen the poor lose their property to fraudsters at a stroke of a pen in the district. Kadir says he welcomes the committee because Hoima was becoming a haven for land grabbers due to the available commercial oil and gas.

In September, the ministry of lands canceled 15 land titles in Hoima district especially in the oil rich Buhuka oil field block in Kyangwali sub-county. Kadir says there over 40 more titles under scrutiny and probe because they were attained through unclear means.

Contractor’s Vehicle Attached Over Debts

A truck owned by Builder Base Constructors Ltd, a company that was contracted to renovate Buseruka Primary School in Buseruka Sub County, Hoima district has been attached after the company owners failed pay workers.

Patrick Ssebatya and Marian Nakito the proprietors of Builder Base Constructors were awarded a contract to renovate Buseruka Primary school but later sub-contracted Byonta construction company LTD based in Hoima at Ush10m.

The trouble started after Byota completed the contract and Ssebatya and Nakito stubbornly refused pay them. Ramathan Elias the director of Byonta Construction Company said the two paid them only Ush4m out of Ush10m.

To date they have failed to pay the remaining balance of Ush6.5m. Ramathan notes that according to the contract agreement, he was to be paid his balance in April 2016, but to date he has never received any coin.

He noted that after failing to get payment for his money, on 26-5-2016 he filed a case at the Hoima chief magistrates’ court seeking justice. He said that the court presided over by grad one Magistrate Patrick
Kitiyo summoned the two to appear before court to defend themselves but refused.

This forced court to order for attachment of their property. The attached property is vehicle registration NO. AUT591M according to the court order dated 24th 11 2016. According to Ramathan, the vehicle was attached last week and he has been authorized to auction it by court.

Hoima Leader Launch Operation Against Chinese Businesses

By George Busiinge

Chinese operating gambling businesses in Hoima district are on tenterhooks after the district leaders started a crackdown on their business. The most affected are the Chinese operating slot machines (jukebox gambling coin machine). This came after Hoima police and district leaders in Hoima launched an operation to impound all Jukebox.

The operation left Over 20 slot machines impounded and the operation was conducted in Kasingo, Buhimba, Kiziranfumbi, Kidoma and other areas. Abdul Batambuze, the district Chief Administrative Officer who led the operation said the operation was launched following a council resolution to crackdown on gambling. He said that the Chinese have moved deep in the rural areas and they are seriously cheating poor people.

They claimed that productive age are no longer engaging in development activities because they spend most of their time in gamboling adding that such business is fueling theft among the Youths. They claimed that every week, the Chinese collect millions of Money and they take it to their Country adding that such businesses do not contribute to the economy of the area. District leaders agreed to chase them away from Hoima.

 They added that parents have lost their Money because children divert school fees into gambling. This according to the leaders has attributed to school dropouts. Kadir Kirungi, the district chairman says they will soon start arresting landlords who house gambling businesses adding that Chinese are exploiting the local poor man adding that they should not belicensed again.

 Hoima Municipal Mayor Mugasa recently also complained against Indians over their involvement in petty Business. She explained that Indians are engaging in businesses which are not supposed to be carried out by investors such match box, books, oil, broom and pan check among yet they call themselves investors and this has forced indigenous business communities give up their businesses because they are no longer making any profit.

 

Delhi Public School Starts Admitting 2017 Students

Delhi Public School International is now accepting new students for the 2017 academic year, the Naguru based school announced in a statement. The school opened its doors to the Ugandan public when businessman Sudhir Ruparelia acquired Indian School of Uganda.

Sudhir then merged Indian School of Uganda with Delhi Public International School to come up with a revamped and custom made Delhi Public School International, one of the institutions using the Indian curriculum in Uganda.

Delhi Public School International is equipped to the highest standards with over 50 Smart Classrooms, ICT Labs, Science Lab, Home Economics Room, Art Room, Fully Stocked Library, Dinning Facility, Swimming Pool, Football Pitch, Indoor Games Room, Yoga Room, and School Clinic among others.

In the process of being admitted, pupils and students are assessed in the presence of their parents. The assessment tests are usually conducted immediately after the registration of the child or within a maximum period of next three working days. “We believe that children are our future. Therefore, we teach them well and let them lead the way. Our aim is to show them what they possess inside.” A school official explains.

“Through our innovative techniques, we strive to expose our students to a stimulating and enriching learning experience. Knowledge is accumulated in many ways. Students can accumulate knowledge through attending classes, reading books, searching the internet, and doing field work among others.

The knowledge acquired helps children to excel in various assignments and exams. They are able to apply it in life after school for example employment. The more knowledge students accumulate the smarter they become.” The school says in a statement.

Delhi Public School was officially opened on October 31, 2015 by former education minister Maj. (Rtd) Jessica Alupo. The former minister, during the opening of the school, praised Sudhir for having established a legacy that will stand for a long term. Sudhir owns various schools and a University thereby boosting quality education in Uganda.

Admissions are ongoing and open to all nationalities
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