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Kampala Parents School Sale To Sudhir Was Legitimate – Former Owner Speaks Out

Sudhir Ruparelia’s acquisition of Kampala Parents School (KPS) has always been uncertain. With allegations that, it was grabbed maliciously from the former owner, Edward Kasole Bwerere the former Member of Parliament for Buwekula County in Mubende district after he failed to pay back a loan from Crane Bank. However, during an exclusive interview, the former owner managed to clear the air as far as KPS and Sudhir are concerned. In what you could call a confession, has said he has never complained about the manner in which City tycoon, Sudhir took over the school and dismissed the social media messages which he said are fake and untrue

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Former proprietor KPS Mr. Edward Kasole

According to Kasole, he went out as a willing seller and that, the willing buyer he got was the Ruparelia Chairperson. They negotiated, agreed and Sudhir paid him fully. “I went out as a willing seller and I found a willing buyer. We sat and negotiated and we agreed and the man paid me fully and I walked away,” Kasole said. Kasole said he had not even met Sudhir before. It’s only the late Mr Kassaga Zzimwe who was a parent in the school who connected him to the buyer. “After I had sold the school, Mr Sudhir requested me to stay behind as an advisor. On request. And I stayed for a year. And he wanted to renew my contract and I said, ‘no’. I have trained you,’ He added.

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Businessman Sudhir Ruparelia

Kasole further stated that, in that one year he stayed after selling the school, when holding parents’ meetings, he used to be the chairman and Sudhir used to sit in a certain corner only introducing him as the next owner of the school. Kasole went ahead to reveal that his relationship with Sudhir is excellent, praising him as a good man who paid him fully thus he doesn’t have any issues with the rich man. However, the former owner urged Sudhir to spend more time at the school to avert criticism from parents. Kasole said the problem arose in the prestigious school when parents learnt that he was soon leaving the school yet that was the last thing they were expecting to happen to them and the school at large. He said parents used to love him so much because he knew how to handle the school issues majestically thus advising Sudhir to pick a leaf from him.

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Kampala Parents’ school

“Parents were used to use their looks for someone they know.I was shaking the hands of every child; looking at every child’s handkerchief and shoes. And greeting parents who brought the children. Those differences are still ringing in parents’ heads,” Kasole said.

 

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