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MUBS locks horns with Uganda Land Commission over land compensation

University’s principal Prof.Waswa Balunywa

MPS on the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee have revived a probe into Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and Uganda Land Commission (ULC) previous land dealing  which are currently  generating conflict between the two institutions.

The MPS investigations are facilitated by the   Auditor General’s Report for the financial year 2016/17 which shows that the ULC compensated MUBS with land which had land encumbrances which was occupied by squatters on one side and swamps on the other.

According to available information, Kireka Hill View land was compensated to MUBS by ULC for part of their Bugolobi under MUBS which the commission had illegally allocated to private developers.

The Principal of MUBS Prof .Wasswa Balunywa confirmed the land problem the institution is  facing and said that the University authority is pushing the land commission to give them another piece of land with no squatters.

Prof.Balunywa said that they are rejecting the land since the land commission has failed to compensate the squatters on the land rather than MUBS.

The committee chaired by Soroti district Woman MP, Angelina Osege, said that its going to investigate the circumstances under which the MUBS at first accepted the land with encumbrances which is hindering the University to use the land.

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