Makerere University On Slaughter

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Following President Yoweri Museveni directive to close Makerere University until further notice after failed negotiations between Makerere University Council, management and the lecturers The lecturers have been on strike since October 26th demanding payment of their eight-month salary incentives amounting to Shillings 28 billion. Today in the night police highly deployed at the university and entrance to the university premises can only be accessed with lots of explanation to the police officers at the main gate and the small gates. Students who were given up to 9am today to leave the university have complied with the directive as many were carrying some of their property waiting, others were picked at the main gate while others jumping on the boda bodas. According to the inspector general of police Edward Kale Kayihura their role is to keep law and order however blamed makerere lecturers for leaving government with no option other than closing the university since there was no business.Meanwhile makerere guild president Roy Ssemboga revealed that in an emergency meeting the student’s leadership convened in the night they resolved to petition the education minister who also doubles as the first lady on the issue at hand. Ssemboga says it’s unfair and saddening to hurt the students yet they are not the perpetuators of the strike yet at the end of the day MUASA staff are to walk away scot free with their incentives paid. In the same way Makerere University Academic Staff Association MUASA postponed their general assembly which was scheduled today to indefinitely as the leadership scrutinizes the matter. As MUASA general secretary Dr. Louis Kakinda elaborates  In a directive dated November 1, 2016, the president says his move is meant to “guarantee safety of persons and property. End.

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