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Kayunga hands over Mengo buildings

KAYUNGA- Kayunga District leaders led by the chief administrative officer, Mr Ezaruku Kazimiro, have handed over some premises to Mengo Kingdom amid protests from the Banyala.

Mr James Ssempijja, the Bugerere County chief received the buildings on behalf of Mengo Kingdom last week.

The four buildings in question were constructed by the Buganda Kingdom government in the 1940s and are located at Kayunga District headquarters in Ntenjeru Town.

They are among those that used to house the district offices until last year, when the district built its own block and relocated its offices.

They were handed over last week, although Banyala leaders boycotted the ceremony in protest.

Buganda Kingdom has always wanted the buildings to house Muteesa I Royal University Study Centre in Kayunga District.

Bunyala chiefdom has also been claiming ownership of the same buildings.

Kayunga District vice chairperson Joseph Ouma said yesterday they resolved to hand over the buildings to Mengo after getting the green light from the central government.

When contacted yesterday, the Ssabanyala Baker Kimeze, claimed that Mengo leaders forcefully broke into the premises and there was no official handover as claimed by the district officials.

“I would be surprised if the district leaders officially handed over the buildings to Mengo. We are planning to meet President Museveni to seek guidance on the matter and wouldn’t expect such a thing to happen now,” he said.

SOURCE: DAILY MONITOR

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