Friday 22nd June 2018
By Okoodi Deo
Global College of Business Studies in Mbarara has been evicted for non-payment of rent arrears totaling to over 50 million shillings.
Police used tear gas to disperse angry students who had attacked them with stones as they attempted to resist the eviction order issued by Ayo Miriam Mbarara Chief Magistrate.
Jackson Muwanga a court bailiff attached to T/A Kitavujja general agencies said that School Administration defaulted on rent for over a year a reason the Chief Magistrate ordered for an eviction in order to allow land lord take back possession of his property situated along Buremba Road half a kilometer from Mbarara town.
Geodis Karetwa , the Mbarara municipal inspector of schools faulted executors for the eviction order for not having involved the office of Education officer in order to make proper arrangements for the students who lost a lot of property during the eviction exercise.
But Isaac Kambugu the area acting District Police Commander said the School Administration and students were notified of the eviction order but refused to comply leaving them with no other option but using reasonable force to pave way for the exercise.
He said police’s presence at School was to witness and ensure that court bailiffs execute the eviction order and give vacant possession of property to the land lord.
Every property that was within the premises of Global college of business studies were thrown out and these include beds, mattresses, suitcases, computers, television sets, text books and clothes
John Katongole the school director could not be reached for a comment as he didn’t answer our repeated calls.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website