The Bufumbira South Member of Parliament who also doubles as the chairperson of the Kisoro Parliamentary forum has said he is prepared to meet with Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja over the 6.8 billion shillings meant for compensation of land owners at Rwivovo in Nyakabande Sub County.
The land that was set aside for the construction of John Kale Institute of Science and Technology back in 2017 has been under contention from three groups claiming ownership.
Political interference has also been identified as one of the reasons for its delay.
During an open air council meeting in Nyakabande this week, Hon. Niyonsaba said it will be a top priority on his agenda to meet with Prime Minister Nabbanja to discuss how the people of Kisoro can benefit, firstly through rightful compensation as well as construction of the state of the art learning facility.
Kisoro district leaders, this week unanimously agreed that a 6.8 billion shillings compensation pay out must be made to the three groups including crop farmers, Livestock cooperative union members who used to graze their animals on the land and the owners of trees on the same land.
Nyakabande sub county leadership including LCV sub county councilor Maniraguha Godfrey Rukara, LCV Woman Councilor Nkuranga Florence and Nyakabande LCIII chairperson Ntawera Funi Evary asked the district council to ensure that both JKIST and the 6.8 compensation fee are achieved.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni pledged an institute in memory of the Late John Kale for his contribution towards Uganda’s independence during the 50th independence anniversary in Gisorora, Nyakabande Sub County.
The selected site was Rwivovo land that extends to Chahi Sub County from Nyakabande Sub County.
The proposed new Institute will cater for Courses in Agricultural Engineering, Textile Engineering, Tourism and Hotel Management and will include Classes, Parking Space, Offices, Restaurant, Conference rooms, Hostels, Executive Guest House, Museum, Exhibition Centre and National Pan African Youth Centre/Camp
Plans to construct the institute still remain elusive despite vocal campaigns by several leaders including Kisoro district LCV chairperson Abel Bizimana.