MPs Join FDC Fundraiser to Reopen Makerere

The MPs addressing press at Parliament on Wednesday

A group of Members of Parliament have joined in the fund raising drive that is hoped to help the process of reopening the indefinitely closed Makerere University.

The drive launched this week by FDC’s Col Dr Kizza Besigye is looking to rise at total of UGX 28billion in unpaid incentives due to the university lectures.

The demand for this money last month kick started a sit down strike at the university which was followed by a student’s violent strike that compelled President Yoweri Museveni to order an indefinite closure of the institution.

A total of 11 Mps today joined in the campaign dubbed Friends of Makerere (FOM) to raise this money to clear the lecturers’ arrears.

Among the MPs lead by FDC’s Francis Mwijukye, abortion are former Makerere Guild Presidents Gerald Karuhaga and Anne Adeke Ebaju.

According to Mr Mwijukye, through the campaign Makerere university students, parents, lecturers, political leaders, and all well wishes will be requested to contribute a minimum of Shs. 50000 toward raising this money.


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