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viagra approved geneva;”>However, Makerere University publicist, Ritah Namisango told Chimpreports on Saturday that staff had agreed to lift wait for 14 days to allow management source for the funds.
“Following the Letter written by the executives of the 3 staff Associations to the Chairperson of the University Council where they demanded for the payment of the incentive for May and June 2014, before Friday 4th July, the executives have agreed to allow the University Management two weeks with-in which the University is to take the necessary steps aimed at payment of the said incentives,” said Namisango.
This was after a meeting held on Friday between University Management and the executives of the three staff associations namely MUASA (Makerere University Academic Staff Association); MASA (Makerere Administrative Staff Association) and NUEI (National Union for Education Institutions in Uganda-support staff MAK).
Namisango elaborated the University Management explained that the incentive for the two months of May and June 2014 had not been paid due to a shortfall in the expected university income.
“Management explained that the university had not realized its projected total revenue for the financial year 2013/2014 amounting to Shs.122.6 billion,” she noted.
“They also said that efforts were being made to investigate the causes of the short fall of Shs 23.1billion, and therefore requested for more time to enable them address the matter.”
Namisango did not disclose more details on the shortfall.
Management added that on the expenditure side, there are certain arrears which were paid during the Financial Year 2013/2014, but were not part of the Financial Year 2013/2014 budget hence increasing the expenses.
At the meeting, it was resolved that it is in the best interest of all parties and other stakeholders to ensure that this matter is resolved so that the University opens as scheduled on August 16,2014.