Security on Monday deployed heavily at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) following a tip off of a planned protest.
Some were dressed in uniform while others were in civilian clothes including SFC soldiers.
This was after information leaked that a section of staff and students were mobilizing to protest the exit of Wasswa Balunywa, whose contract as MUBS Principal expired in May this year.
We are told they want to express solidarity with Balunywa and to show that he is still wanted at MUBS.
“They are demanding for the renewal of his contract,” says a source.
Most of those demanding for his return are the over 400 staff including former students who are reported to have been questionably recruited during his era.
This publication understands Balunywa hasn’t given up in pursuit of a new contract. He is determined to lobby for another term at MUBS at all costs.
Sources tell us that he recently secured a meeting with President Museveni over the matter. Details of their discussion are still scanty.
Officials at the Education Ministry however, feel it’s time for Balunywa to hang boots at MUBS despite his wishes to atleast return to teaching at the same institution if everything fails.
He has already vacated his office plus handing over the University’s official car.
We understand a section of staff have since written to line Minister (Education and Sports) Janet Museveni and as well IGG explaining why he should not be reappointed.
In the event that his contract is not renewed, here are some of the possible successors.
There are allegations that as a last resort, Balunywa is lobbying for his brother Prof. Mohamad Ngoma to succeed him as MUBS principal.
This publication understands Ngoma has been a Dean at the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) for 8 years and is the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation – Norad “project manager”. There are questions on how he became the NORAD project manager whereas NORAD was brought to MUBS by another member of staff. Staff want him to provide accountability for NORAD funds. There are also issues with FGSR funds, including the uncommissioned NORAD building which is questionable.
Balunywa insists Prof. Ngoma is indeed his brother and he has an impeccable record of service. That he is a self-made person despite circumstances.
“To drag him into my application for renewal is most unfair to him. There must be a hidden agenda about him…If anybody follows criteria and is eligible, you cannot deny him/her from being recruited,” says Balunywa in defence of his brother in a correspondence seen by this publication.
Other qualifying MUBS dons likely to replace Balunywa include the following.
There is currently acting Principal Prof. Moses Muhwezi who has been Balunywa’s deputy. He specialised in procurement and hails from Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa’s Mitooma district in western Uganda.
Others include Computer scientist Prof. Musa Moya who hails from Mabaati thieves (Agnes Nandutu, Goretti Kitutu) home area of Bududa, Bugisu sub region.
There is also Prof. Twaha Kaawase(PHD Accounting), Prof. Joseph Ntayi (PHD Procurement), Kabale’s Prof. William Kaberuka (PHD Management Science), Prof. Xavier Mugisha (PHD Management Science), Bushenyi’s Prof. Stephen Nkundabanyanga (PHD Accounting) who is a sworn Balunywa hater, Hoima’s Prof. Vincent Bagiire (PHD Business Administration), Arua’s Prof. Laura Orobia (PHD Accounting), Bushenyi’s Prof. Sulait Tumwiine (PHD Accounting) another Balunywa’s hater, Prof. Sam Adaramola (PHD Energy), Masaka’s Prof. Sheila Namagembe (PHD Procurement), Rwampara’s Prof. Ernest Abaho (PHD Entrepreneurship) who recently lost his father Mzee Tinkamanyire aka Kapinka and Luwero’s Prof. Issa Nsereko (PHD Entrepreneurship).
Other possible Balunywa successors include Wakiso’s Prof. Serwanga Arthur (PHD Accounting), Prof. Irene Nalukenge (PHD Accounting), Masaka’s Prof. Robert Kyeyune (PHD Computing), Namisindwa’s Prof. Geoffrey Kituyi (PHD Computer Science) a renown Balunywa hater to, Arua’s Prof. Joseph Bada (PHD Computer Science), Kabale’s Prof. Geoffrey Bakunda (PHD Marketing) who is also Balunywa nemesis, Mbarara’s Prof. Janatti Kyogabiirwe (PHD Human Resource), Arua’s Prof. Atcero Milburga (PHD Languages), Kabale’s Prof. Jonathan Byarugaba (PHD Business Administration), Soroti’s Prof. Sam Dawa (PHD Leisure), Ntungamo’s Prof. Rogers Mwesigwa (PHD Business Administration), Kabale’s Prof. Rogers Matama (PHD Accounting), Sironko’s Prof. Samuel Mafabi (PHD Human Resource) and Prof. Sudi Nangoli (PHD Business Administration) who is now at the Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) as MD but also equally Balunywa’s nemesis.
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