Police Deploys at Kabale University as Staff Strike Continues

Police officers exchange with some staff  that wanted to force their way into the University's administrative block

Police yesterday deployed heavily at Kabale University following a strike by teaching and non-teaching staff over failure by the university administration to pay them their salaries for six months.

ASP Henry Kisembo the acting Kigezi regional field force unit commander says that the deployment was to avert possible violence at the university.

There was drama that the university when one of the leaders of the strike Stephen Rugumambaju, this site the vice chairperson of the school staff association stormed the one of the offices to get a register of those that had registered to pick verification forms as they had all agreed  that they should not until they are paid.

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The staff who were found the list apologized to their colleagues and withdrew their signatures.

On Monday over 200 teaching and non teaching staff at Kabale University held a peaceful demonstration at the university closing all offices and lecture rooms over unpaid arrears for six months and the unclear status of their employment.

The staff, purchase who matched through the university campus demanding for their salaries, dosage switched off the university generator, closed doors of all the offices and their university library.

The vividly angry staff also blocked all the access roads leading to their university with barbed wires and also locked all the university vehicles inside the university, before closing the university main gate.


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