Museveni urged to open Makerere

President Yoweri Museveni has been urged to reconsider his decision to indefinitely close Makerere University.

Speaking to Kfm Buyaga County west MP Barnabas Tinkasimire said President Museveni should meet the lecturers and listen to their concerns.

On November 1st, the president issued a directive to close the university citing the protection of persons and property.

The closure of the university followed a strike by students who were protesting against the decision by lecturers to lay down their tools over nonpayment of their salary enhancements.

Meanwhile, the visitation committee appointed by President Museveni is to start work today. It is expected to investigate causes of strikes at the university.

In an Interview with our sister paper Daily Monitor, the committee Chairperson Abel Rwendeire said the president met the eight-member team on Thursday last week at State House Entebbe and discussed a number of issues including the areas he wants them to investigate.