No Salary For MUK Lecturers

No Salary For MUK Lecturers

By Serestino Tusingwire

Makerere University lecturers under their umbrella Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) are devastated after the university failed to pay their salaries for the period the university has been closed.

In a letter to MUASA, Makerere administrative staff association (MASA) and Makerere supporting staff association; the university Vice chancellor Prof. Ddumba Ssentamu acknowledged that university lacks funds for salaries.

“I regret to inform you that after wide consultations, there will be no payment of salary as per the letter from the chairperson of council dated November 25, 2016,” the letter indicated.

On Thursday last week, University council held a meeting to discuss and amend means to land on money to pay the salaries but all in vain.

In response, the MUASA spokesperson, Dr. Deus Muhwezi said: “This move signifies consistent manipulation and arm twisting by our leaders. We urge council to pay our government salary. Our dispute is meritorious and we should not be treated as if we were terminated at closure.”

President Yoweri Museveni early last month ordered for closure of the university following a strike by the university lectures over arrears.