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Gov't Bans Makerere University Staff from Travels

Now, the first lady and Education and Sports Minister, Janet Kataha Museveni has written to Makerere University Council Chairman, Eng. Dr. Charles Wanna Etyem confirming the resolution and banned staff from making any travels on behalf of the university.
The First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni, minister for Education and Sports (Courtesy Photo)
Government has stopped Makerere University staff from making any internal or external travels on behalf of the university.  The ban is in line with the November 1st directive of President, Yoweri Museveni to close the university indefinitely.

It followed the failed negotiations between management, council and Makerere University Academic Staff-MUASA over unpaid incentive amounting to Shillings 28bn. Following the presidential directive, Makerere University council led by Eng. Dr. Dr. Charles Wanna Etyem convened an emergency meeting and pronounced it's self on the implementation of the directive. 

Council resolved that all university entrances must remain closed, security be beefed up by the Uganda Police Force to protect property, equipment and installations. It also resolved that all students vacate the university premises and halls of residences.

Council also suspended all financial transactions and operations of commercial entities of the university with the exception of banks and the university guest house. It also directed all workers to go home with the exception of skeletal staff in the office of the Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Vice Chancellors, the University Bursar, and the University Secretary to allow interface between the university and government.

Now, the first lady and Education and Sports Minister, Janet Kataha Museveni has written to Makerere University Council Chairman, Eng. Dr. Charles Wanna Etyem confirming the resolution and banned staff from making any travels on behalf of the university. 

"I wish to note and approve the following steps taken by university council and in addition, I would like to guide that travel inland and abroad on behalf of the university shall be suspended," reads the directive.

Professor, Barnabas Nawangwe, the Deputy Makerere University Vice Chancellor in Charge of Finance and Administration has confirmed the travel ban. Nawangwe told URN that they are not expected to make any travels on behalf of the university.

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