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Minister Orders Probe into Sale of Hospital Land

By Melanie Aanyu,

The State minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President, Mr Peter Ogwang, has called for an investigation into the alleged sale of Tororo Hospital land.

The minister issued the directive while in the district to monitor the implementation of government programmes.

The land in question is located in Nyangole ‘’A’’ Village, Eastern Division, in Tororo Municipality, and it once hosted a treatment centre for casualties of World War II.

The land was under the management of the Uganda Land Commission but has been divided into plots and permanent structures have been constructed on it.

The hospital also has plans to relocate its staff houses to the said land after the current quarters adjacent to the facility were affected by Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

Whereas the alleged sale of the hospital land is not yet confirmed, some of the occupants claim that they acquired land from the district officials through their agents who encouraged them to pay for the plots.

When contacted, the district chief administrative officer, Mr Dunstan Balaba, said they are aware of the fraudulent actions on the land.