By Kiyimba Bruno
Students and staff from Bukalasa Agricultural College have gone ahead to express their anger on what they called tampering with their experimental land.
Led by the Gelvan Kisolo Lule, the college principal, they managed to plant over 250 an incident that Kisolo called a normal routine for the college.
It is alleged that the lands office had leased 98acres of land out of the said piece of land totaling to 299.9 acres of land.
The land in question is located on block 367 on plot number 98 in Bulemeezi Luwero in Buganda region at Bukalasa.
Kisolo said that they were surprised to find the lands office digging in an act that he termed as trespass in their land.
“Actually today I am also seeing the Chinese bringing containers on the college land.” Kisolo lamented.
He went ahead to warn whoever that is trespassing on their land to stop since they have the evidence and.
‘’I do think that these corrupt land officials grabbed some money from the Chinese” Said Kisolo.
Anguyo Julius a catering officer at the Bukalasa College said that the lands commission gave them the right title that shows them as the rightful owners of the said land.
“We were surprised to see that the lands office of Luwero came out to show boundaries that this is their land. We are actually blaming them for trespass” Said Anguyo.
He went ahead to elucidate that they as Bukalasa shall not seat and look on as unknown people come and take over their land. On top of this he said that they are not leaving the land because it was idle but they were planning for the increasing number of students that they have.
However sue to the situation; he said that they are going to make it an orchard.
What the students say
Junju Ronald, a student doing a diploma in agricultural biomedical engineering believes that this is a practical center for every student. However it is sad to not that a full ministry of lands is again trying to reduce their means if widening their Knowledge.
Nakirya Leticia, also a student at the college believes that if the land is taken away from them, the students shall not have a better chance of doing their practices. She however says that government should come out and help them in this grieving situation
Bukalasa Police post confused
What is not understandable is which side the police officers of Bukalasa fall. This is due to the fact that they do not release any information regarding their stand on the said matter, yet they are the very people seen in
Local leaders’ surprised.
Oyo Martin, the Bukalasa Parish chairman when asked about the incident said that he as a leader was surprised to see that there are people who are trying to take land in a wrong direction. “I was surprised to see that people from lands came out saying that this land is theirs.” Said Oyo.
He went ahead to lament that they went to the people slashing and asked them who had sent them to do so and responded that the land office had sent them. He hindered how lands office in their capacity could come out and take a place which they physically see that is fenced.
He summed it up by saying that they are ready to oppose whatever work that was done in favor of theft of the land.
The college that started in 1920 as a research centre for cotton has attracted over 1000 students, coming from various parts of the country, teaching over six courses in agriculture.