Luyiga to Sue Gov’t Over Makerere Staff Salaries

generic search geneva;”>information pills sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Addressing a press conference at City Hall, Luyiga threatened to take government to court next week over what he termed as a long term neglect of Makerere staff.

“Why is it that a university like Mbarara is well-equipped and facilitated but the country’s main university is not being catered for?” Luyiga queried.

He added: “The continuous strikes that have led to the depreciation of the university are a result of government’s failure to meet salary promises.

Surprisingly, even when lectures laid down their tools in 2013, according to Luyiga, government instead advised them to go and rear goats instead of negotiating with them.

Currently, the university is facing a huge wage bill which is inevitably going to increase the unrest in the university because management has to do away with vital aspects in order to meet the wage demands.

He also revealed that the problem of the November 2013 salaries, was as a result of failure by the ministry of Finance to release the money on time.

Section 2 of the University and Tertiary Institutions Act 2003, he quotes, defines that universities shall be maintained out of public funds.

“Why would government disburse Shs 10m to NRM MPs to publicise the Kyankwanzi resolutions, than having a small sense of shame to adequately fund the university?”


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