President Yoweri Museveni has launched a probe into the ownership and management of schools between the Catholic and Anglican Churches in the Acholi and Lango sub-regions.
This follows wrangles between officials of the two denominations that emerged between 2006 and 2017.
The dispute relates to the founding bodies of the schools, each claiming ownership of over 100 Primary and Secondary schools in Acholi and Lango sub-regions.
A meeting was held yesterday(06th.October.2021) at the Comboni Animation Centre, St. Joseph Cathedral in Gulu District following fears by stakeholders that the conflicts would affect the re-opening of schools in January.
The meeting that was chaired by the Arch Bishop of Gulu, the Most Reverend John Baptist Odama was attended by over 10 serving Bishops of the 2 denominations, among them was the Church of Uganda Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese the Right Rev. Johnson Gakumba, Chief Administrative Officers and the District Education Officers.
The Head of the Anti- Corruption Unit of State House, Col. Edith Nakalema who is leading the probe under the instructions of President Yoweri Museveni, gave the heads of the Education Departments a five weeks ultimatum ending 16th November 2021, to show the status of all the schools being contested in the Acholi and Lango sub-regions.
She called on the religious leaders to spearhead the drive to educate the communities about the value of education and urged them to strive towards solving the misunderstandings amicably. END