The staff leaders said that both the students and staff of Makerere University deserve better treatment, fair hearing and constructive engagement. This is contained in a statement addressed to the chairperson of council Lorna Magara, from the three staff associations.
The calls comes just days after armed military officers stormed Lumumba Hall, one of the largest male students’ residences in Makerere University and, according to media reports, broke into 60 rooms, smashed students’ properties and forced them to seek refuge outside the university.
Uganda Radio Network has established that the treatment plan is threatened by the smuggling of addictive substances into the hospital. A former patient at the facility, who preferred anonymity, told URN in an interview that the market for addictive substances like cigarettes and marijuana is high at the mental facility.