By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
A bitter row has erupted in Bushenyi district over location and construction of 1.6billion seed school .The battle field is in Bumbaire Sub County.
The fight is between management and community of Kabushaho secondary school under the Anglican church of Uganda.
Another group is led by the district chairman Jaffari Bassajabalaba and the Bumbaire male district councilor Kizito Mwebesa.
Jaffari and Mwebesa group want the seed school to be located at Kigurisi land in Kiyaga parish Bumbaire sub county whereas the Kabushaho group want the seed school to be located at Kabushaho and in other wards upgrade Kabushaho secondary school into a government school and construct the 1.6 billion infrastructure there.
Kabushaho secondary school was started in Obote ii government but was later closed by then Member of Parliament for Igara east and minister of education then col. Amanya Mushega.
In 2011 the current Member of Parliament for Igara East in collaboration with the West Ankole diocese re-opened the school and since then it has never been grant aided by government. Its the only community secondary school in Bumbaire Sub County.
The Kabushaho group led by the chairman management Taritweba Dan ,the parish priest Rev. Elias Tukamuhebwa and the head teacher Tugume Edson argue that Bumbaire sub county council under min 37/2011resolved that Kabushaho be the only secondary school to be government aided.
They also argue that West Ankole diocese through Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni is willing to provide 8 acres of land that are required to construct a seed school.
In the www.mknewslink.com the district chairman noted that the suitable place for a seed school is Kigurusi. Jaffari denied that he is not being influenced by area councillor Kizito to take the school to Kigurusi which favors him politically.
He also added that he will hold a meeting with community leaders on 24th Oct.2018 next week to give more views on where to locate the school.
Jaffari noted that he will also meet the bishop of West Ankole diocese before 24th to harmonise issues related to church of Uganda because some people have already made it a religious matter.
This is being made religious matter Catholics versus Protestants; Kigurusi is catholic dominated while kabushaho is protestant dominated.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website