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Outgoing Kabale Guild President Refuses to Hand over Office over Allowance

Christine Barigye was sworn in as the new Kabale University Guild President last Saturday

The outgoing guild council at Kabale University last weekend boycotted the handover and swearing in ceremony of the new guild boss, prostate Ms Christine Barigye.

John Bosco Muhwezi and his departing government refused to attend the event, information pills accusing the university administration of failing to give them their allowances totaling Shs. 3 million.

Muhwezi said they would only hand over office when their outstanding allowances are fully paid.

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Charles Sendegeya, the university Dean of Students however, says the guild council inflated their budget by overestimating the student population.

The Guild activities at Kabale University are paid for by students. The dean says when the guild was budgeting; they estimated a student population of 3000, which however, turned out to be only 2000.

Prof. Ezra Twesigomwe Mishambi, the deputy vice chancellor in charge of academics affairs says Muhwezi and his team must handover over before the closure of the semester, adding that their behaviour was in some ways reflective of national politics.

“If leaders at this level can cling onto their offices, what should you expect at the national level?” he said.

Speaking as guest of honor at the bizarre event, the Kabale central division Chairperson Sam Arinaitwe called for inculcation of a culture of peaceful hand over of power starting with the younger generations.

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