Rwendeire Calls for Re-opening of Makerere University

Rwendeire Calls for Re-opening of Makerere University

By Serestino Tusingwire

Abel Rwendeire, the chairperson of the visitation committee that was appointed to probe Makerere affairs, has called upon president Museveni to re-open the university as they do their work.

According to Rwendeire, closing Makerere University severely affects the neighboring community, and the committee would even work better if the university was open.

“During our work it would definitely be good if the university was opened.” Rwendeire said, before adding that; “The community is entitled to its opportunities, you cannot control what people think or say.”

He said this at the press conference this morning at Uganda Media Centre.

However, Rwendeire said that the process of reopening it won’t be easy since it is the president to have the final say, and he wishes to first hear from the committee he appointed a week ago.

“The process of opening the university is a complicated process, it depends on the assessment the President makes.” Rwendeire said.

A 9-man visitation committee was appointed by the president a few weeks after the president had closed the university following the strike by the academic staff over incentive arrears amounting to Shs28bn.