Kyambogo University Struggling with Illegal Land Occupants

Kyambogo University has lost a huge chunk of land measuring up to 7.9 to illegal occupants.

This was revealed by the Auditor General, John Muwanga in a 2018 report.

134 people currently occupy 1 acre of university land which they grabbed at Kasigiri with 14 others holding 2 acres at Kabaka’s gate.

4.6 acres are occupied by 56 unnamed people.

Muwanga cautions that reluctance by university officials to secure this land could hinder development plans and create insecurity. 

“Continued occupation of university land is attributed to delays by management to undertake the necessary steps to secure the university land and this exposes the university to security risks in addition to its inaccessibility for development purposes”, he observes.

According to the report, 48 private businesses operating from the institution’s facilities hardly pay tenancy fees and utility bills.

The report further states that only 26 million shillings out of 306 million in receivables was collected by the university. 

It can be recalled that the university wrote to police last year seeking its intervention on the matter of illegal squatters.

The Tower Post