Renown researcher Stella Nyanzi has lambasted Makerere University for selecting a gender insensitive staff management team that is devoid of any females.
Nyanzi blew her top after Makerere University Academic Staff Association (Muasa) administration chart (2018-2020) was released to the pubic indicating that not a single woman had made it to the 16 leadership positions.
In a colorful post on her facebook page Nyanzi lambasted the ‘phallocentricism’ chauvinism at Makerere.
” And people say that I am crazy when I puncture holes in blind praise about Museveni empowering women and girls in Uganda.”
She ends her serious rant with a bit of humor;
“we can only debate whether they are big or small, bold or cowardly, straight or bent, veiny or smooth, cut or uncut.”
We cannot reproduce Nyanzi’s colorful rant here so we have edited it slightly for everyone’s convenience. But if you want the unedited rant: Check out her facebook page. Its gone viral with over 1k shares and 3k+ reactions.
BIG BLACK WHOPPERS DOMINATE MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Sixteen whoppers occupy all the leadership positions of the executive committee of MUASA i.e. Makerere University Academic Staff Association. Not a single kandahar made it onto the organogram chart for MUASA. Not one kandahar! And people say that I am crazy when I puncture holes in blind praise about Museveni empowering women and girls in Uganda.
How is it possible that in this day and age, the oldest university in Uganda has no kandahar elected onto the executive of its academic staff association? What patriarchy is this? What phallocentricism allows MUASA to be a leadership organ occupied by only whoppers?
Sixteen whoppers and not a single kandahar, not even a half-kandahar on the executive of MUASA? What role(s) do kandahars play at Makerere University apart from sex and reproduction?
Verily, Makerere University worships the phallus. A quick look between the legs of those at the apex of all power structures at this ivory tower confirms this. The Chancellor is a whopper. The Vice Chancellor is a whopper. The Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs is a whopper. The Deputy Vice Chancellor in charger of Finance and Administrations is a whopper. The Academic Registrar is a whopper!
With this background, no wonder MUASA’s executive comprises sixteen whoppers! We cannot argue about the rule of whoppers at Makerere University, we can only debate whether they are big or small, bold or cowardly, straight or bent, veiny or smooth, cut or uncut.”
Muasa team is led by Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, others are Assoc. Prof. Edward Nector Mwavu (Vice Chairman), Dr. Michael Walimbwa (General Secretary), Dr. Geoffrey Nuwagaba (Deputy General Secretary) Mr. Hussein Oria (Treasurer), and Dr. Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala (Academic & Research).
Others are Mr Arthur Mugisha (Welfare), Mr. Allan Ochieng (Public & External Relations), Assoc. Prof. John Bosco Lamoris Okullo (CAES college representative), Mr. Milton Wabyona (CHUSS college representative) and Dr. Anthony Tibaingana (CoBAMS college representative).
Dr. Andrew Tamale (CoVAB college representative), Dr. Amin Kiggundu Tamale (CEDAT college representative), Dr. Erem Geoffrey (CHS college representative) and Mr. Mwanje Aloysius Desire (COCIS college representative).