Polly Philip Okin Ojara, the Chua West County MP and Deputy Chairperson of Public Accounts Committee – PAC, says that based on the audit queries, the University Management must write to the affected businesses to vacate immediately.
The Public Accounts Committee-PAC has asked
Gulu University to evict all private businesses operating irregularly in the
university precincts. They include among others banks, restaurants, printing and
In his 2017/2018 financial year report, the Auditor
General noted that more than 10 private businesses were occupying space in the
University without tenancy agreements causing financial loss to the
institution. The report revealed that physical inspection of the University
premises revealed that the tenants were neither paying the tenancy nor utility
Polly Philip Okin Ojara, the Chua West County
MP and Deputy Chairperson of Public Accounts Committee – PAC, says that based
on the audit queries, the University Management must write to the affected
businesses to vacate immediately.
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Tony Olanya, a student welcomed the move,
saying the University is congested with makeshift structures, which he blames
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Mesach Kakalami, another student also welcomed the move,
saying while such facilities have been offering useful services to the student fraternity,
they should be evicted if they irregularly occupy University space.
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A section of the business operators approached
by URN declined to comment on the matter while some of them said they hadn’t received
information of their impending eviction.
Khalid Mohamoud, the Assistant Public Relations Officer Gulu
University, says management will heed to the lawmaker’s recommendation to evict
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The University is expected to follow the procurement
guidelines when renting out its space to private service providers.