Kira municipality leaders have expressed discontent after a survey placed Kireka Army Primary School under the territorial jurisdiction of Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA).
Kireka Army Primary School was founded in 1970s and it’s located inside the army barracks which was since standing into a police barracks.
The school which was under Kireka as part of greater Mpigi district has been the centre of border dispute between the two administrative units for the last three years.
Speaking to the media over the weekend, Charles Zziwa, the school headteacher elaborated that the clashes between the two authorities had caused the destruction of the functioning of the school leaving it neglected by both sides.
Kira Municipality mayor, Julius Mutebi suspected that someone might have tampered with the boundaries in favour of KCCA in the areas which the contested school is located.
He noted that the areas in which the school is located generates a lot of revenue for the local council.
“Personally, I am not satisfied with the the boundaries shown. I will accept it because that is from the technical perspective but when I was growing in Kira especially on the boarder line of KCCA, the side of Kinawataka I think the boundaries were tampered with,”he said.
He said the contested areas were not the boundaries of the sub county where he was born, grew and raised from.
“I want to agree with the status quo and move on because if we don’t move on and continue to bicker, it is time wasting and a lot of energy is wasted, it is stressing,”he said.
Benon Yiga, the Kira municipality town clerk, said that having received the report from the department of survey and mapping, they are preparing to hand over territories and public facilities which are not in their jurisdictions.
He said they will also claim what is within their boundaries with immediate effect.
“We are going to hand over and we are not going to fight for things which don’t belong to us .what matter there is where do you stop,”he said.
Nakawa municipality Mayor, Ronald Balimwezo, said that Kampala is ready to receive the school as it considers it’s renovation.