By KGR Reporter,
There is panic among parents and leaders after Wobulenzi Public Primary School in Luwero district was put on sale over failure to repay a loan.
In 2019, Mr. Richard Mukasa, the former head teacher with the approval of the office of Luwero Chief Administrative Officer acquired a loan of 100 million Shillings from Equity Bank, Luwero branch.
Mr. Mukasa mortgaged the land title of the government school to acquire the loan to buy a plot and construct staff houses at a school that has 2, 300 pupils under Universal Primary Education and it has the biggest population of learners in the district.
Since then the loan repayment period has elapsed and the school administration failed to clear 65 million shillings of the debt.
As a result, Equity Bank this week put an announcement on the school gate that the school is now a bank property after issuing a demand notice of 65 million shillings.
Mr. Moses Ssebalamu, the LCIII Chairperson of Wobulenzi town council says that the former head teacher and members of the School Management Committee fraudulently acquired the loan that was supposed to be approved by the minister but instead, the District Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and inspector of Schools okayed it.
He also alleged that it was also found the former head teacher released only 20 of the 100 million shillings to buy the nearby plot and the other money is unaccounted for.
On Friday. Mr. Richard Bwabye, the Luwero Resident District Commissioner held a crisis meeting with the Police and School administration to save the government school from being sold by the bank.
Bwabye says that it was resolved that the Police secure a court order compelling Equity Bank to surrender the land title to the police as part of ongoing investigations on how the loan was acquired, as well as seeking another court order by the Chief Administrative Officer blocking the sale of the school.
Mr. Bwabye says that they were also advised by the State Attorney to forward the matter to the Anti-Corruption Court where the head teacher and members should face charges of abuse of office. Mr. Bwabye speaking…….
Hon. Brenda Nabukenya, the Luwero District Woman Member of Parliament was surprised to learn from the school head teacher that the former colleague acquired a loan using the school land title, adding that all those implicated should be prosecuted. Hon. Nabukenya…..
Earlier on, Mr. Amos Kalema, the Former Chairperson of the School Management Committee denied applying for the loan and said that his signature should have forged. END