MUK Non-teaching Staff Fight Over Money

MUK Non-teaching Staff Fight Over Money

By Serestino Tusingwire

Drama has ensued at Makerere University as non-teaching staff disagreed over the sharing of Shs4.2billion salary arrears.

Problems started after the members failed to agree on the mode of distribution of the funds.

It is alleged that the different staff groups have been complaining of unequal distribution of the money claiming that the administrative staff had awarded themselves more money at the expense of support staff.

This happened following a commitment by government in August this year, to refund Shs13billion that had been allocated for salary enhancement but was later channeled to kick-start the operation of three new public universities of Muni, Kabale and Soroti.

This commitment followed a 17-day sit-down strike by the staff.

Early this month, government released the first batch of Shs10billion for all non-teaching staff in public universities of which Makerere University took 4.2 billion to be distributed amongst the staff.

A source says that support staff members are bitter with the way money has been distributed and according to the source, the least paid staff according to the university salary scale will get 700,000 shillings for the four months.

The new committee chaired by Dr.Tamale, will deliver a harmonized structure on Monday October 24.