Makerere Reopening: Besigye to Hold Fundraising Drive on Friday

L-R Denis Onekali, Margret Wogul and the youth Minister

Following the recent call by the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), ambulance Dr. Kiiza Besigye to have Makerere University reopened within 10 days; the group is set to hold a fundraising drive to force the reopening of the University.

Last week, approved Besigye gave government an ultimatum of 10 days to reopen the country’s oldest higher institution of learning or else he would mobilize nationwide protests to have it opened.

Besigye noted that the setting up of the commission of inquiry into the university issues is just a waste of time since government already has a report on the similar issues which they have neglected since 2014.

“We still maintain that Makerere University should be opened up latest, Thursday evening and if they don’t do so, the people’s government is going to open the university,” noted Margret Wogul Madanda the ‘State Minister of Education in Besigye’s government.’

“We are appealing to the public to join us on Friday morning at Makerere freedom square and we shall have a fundraising drive led by Dr. Kizza Besigye,” Madanda told the media on Monday at 4GC offices on Katonga road Kampala.

“We want to mobilize the public to raise Sh28bn so as to pay off the lecturers to go back to class; our interest is seeing our students going back to class.”

“I want to call upon all the concerned interest groups, the parents, the current student leaders not only from Makerere on Friday at 10am in the morning; let us go to Makerere and mobilize if government has failed to support the institution, we the people can’t fail, we can raise something,” said the former guild president, Denis Onekalit.

“If a half a million people can each raise 30, 000 we shall be able to pay the lecturers who are demanding their emoluments so that they resume their duties and Makerere is reopened.”


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