Makerere University Vehicles To Be Auctioned Over Outstanding Debts

Makerere University Vehicles To Be Auctioned Over Outstanding Debts

By Serestino Tusingwire

Makerere University is on verge of losing its four most expensive vehicles for failure to pay legal fees to a city lawyer, amounting to Shs56m.

The vehicles that are most likely to be auctioned is the one of the Vice Chancellor, his deputy, the University Secretary and Bursar.

On Wednesday, the High court -Execution division issued an attachment order for bailiffs to impound the four cars and sell them in order to raise the Shs56m to city advocate Steven Ssenkeezi Ssali as legal fees.

Court documents indicate that in 2014, Makerere University agreed to pay Ssenkeezi the Shs56m as fees for representing Hajjati Fatuma Nakatude and Uzobia Baine who were University employees challenging the procedure through which individuals occupying the top administrative posts within the University are appointed.

Makerere University agreed to settle the matter out of court and to meet legal costs incurred by the two plaintiffs.

However up to date it has failed to honour its obligations despite repeated demands from the lawyer.

So far one vehicle Registration No UAJ 667X belonging to David Kahonda Muhwezi, the university secretary has already been attached and it is currently parked at the High court premises as the search for the other three vehicles continues.