The Hoima City East Division Council has petitioned Parliament seeking it to secure funds to compensate the Indians who have interests in Hoima Public Primary School to have it purely public.
While speaking to Kazi-njema News about the issue that had popped up several times during their council meetings, Mr Bosco Muhanuuzi, the Division Mayor, said the conflicting interests in the school have left the leaders, the public and the Indian proprietors at different pages of appreciating the school cherished for helping the community.
He referred to the conflict between the Indian proprietors and some leaders and community members where the former wanted to lease the school for erecting a telecommunication mast while the latter rejected the move fearing its health effects to the children.
According to him, they want the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to consider negotiating with the Indian proprietors and secure funds to pay off their interests so that the school becomes a purely public educational establishment in government control.
“The Indians may change and say we no longer need a school and evict us yet it is the only public school we have in the city. We have delivered our request letters through our Members of Parliament; Hon Patrick Obama [Dr Patrick Mwesigwa Isingoma] and Asinansi Nyakato to help us in this cause,” he said.