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Makerere must reopen in two weeks, Alupo

The Ministry of Education has asked Makerere University Council to ensure that the university is open within two weeks. Yesterday, the university was closed indefinitely after management failed to meet the 100% pay rise demands by lecturers. Education Minister Jessica Alupo says the university council should take the necessary steps to ensure that the willing …

Makerere University is closed indefinitely

Makerere University has been closed indefinitely. The decision has been announced by the chairman University Council Dr. Charles Wana Etyem during a just ended emergency meeting. The meeting had been called to discuss the ongoing lecturers’ strike that has paralyzed work at the Ivory Tower. The lectures are demanding a 100% pay rise. The closure …

Parliament’s Legal Committee welcomes DPP appointment

The appointment of a substantive Director of Public Prosecution has been welcomed by MPs on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee. Parliament’s Appointments Committee approved High Court judge Mike Chibita as the new Director of Public Prosecutions, replacing Richard Butera who was appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal. Speaking to KFM, the committee’s …

Opposition MPs seek to block Odoki vetting

4GC coordinator Mathias Mpuuga

The opposition Members of Parliament have written to the Speaker seeking to block the vetting of the Chief Justice. Speaking at an ongoing news conference at parliament Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga said the process is illegal and cannot be allowed to go on. The MPs say they filed a petition before the Constitutional Court …

MUK council calls a crisis meeting

Makerere University Council is locked up in a crisis meeting to try and resolve the impasse at the Ivory Tower. The emergency meeting was called this morning by the council chairperson Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem to discuss the ongoing strike by the lecturers. The meeting is closed to the media but according to the public relations …