Several dozen anti-riot policemen this morning cut off the Kisenyi area as bulldozers pulled down the 70 year old Nabagereka Primary school and surrounding homes.
Boost Investment Ltd, a private company claims ownership of the piece of land; and today morning they led court bailiffs to demolish all structures on it, before fencing it off with iron sheets.
Buganda Land Board on the other hand claims ownership of the same plot of land.
Boost Investments hold that the land was leased to them by Uganda Land Commission back in 1996, when it was still in custody of Government of Uganda. The land is part of Buganda’s properties seized by the Obote regime, after the 1966 Kabaka Crisis.
The plot was being occupied by Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] by way of running the Nabagereka primary school, which as of last term, had about 600 pupils.
Eviction notices were issued to the school managers KCCA earlier last year; although Chimpreports understands other premises were yet to be found for the school.
This comes as the first academic term opens in a few days’ time.
Boost Investments operations manager Mr Bashir Ssali, told this website that whether or not the school found other premises to resume operations, was not the company’s business.
Several families occupying the same land were today morning awakened by the bulldozers, and most of them that couldn’t evacuate their belongings fast, had a lot of their stuff destroyed.
Mr Bashir said the families had been given ample time.
Police led by Operations Commander Afande Omara, through the morning maintained tight security around the area.
It was also a busy day for scrap dealers, who rushed to the scene to grab materials like iron sheets and iron bars, in the rubble.