The committee members note that there is need to ascertain what is happening on the ground, listen to key stakeholders including the University Council, top management, staff associations and guild leaders so as to bring an end to the strike.
On Thursday, Mbarara University of Science and Technology Academic Staff Association –MUSTASA announced a staff strike. The staff accuse the Vice Chancellor Prof. Celestino Obua of incompetence, financial mismanagement, and misuse of university property and flouting of the University human resources manual by illegal staff recruitment.
“I also disapprove of the method the Police used to break the glass of Bobi Wine’s car. They should have towed the vehicle to wherever they wanted him to be,” Museveni told a rally in Gayaza in Wakiso district over the weekend.
Kabakumba contends that in 2004 Custodian Board advertised many properties including Bujenje estate and she was among the bidders adding that she was considered. The land in question is hosting over 600 households.
However, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner, who also chairs the District Security Committee, Samuel Kisembo, says they resolved that a production warrant be issued allowing the suspects to appear in court before Wednesday to be granted bail.
During a council meeting chaired by the town council speaker George Kateregga, councillors led by Kooki D ward representative Ali Bongo accused Martin Rodgers Ssentongo of conniving with other town council staff to embezzle funds collected in the town council which has affected service delivery.
Maathe accuses the legislators of fraternizing with Major Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, the former FDC party president who has since formed his own party, Alliance for National Transformation. Muntu quit Uganda’s biggest opposition party after losing to Patrick Oboi Amuriat, the incumbent FDC president.
According to eye witnesses, the fire started from a Fuso truck registration number UAW 038N that was carrying plastic drums with fuel. The witnesses say the vehicle went up in flames minutes after the fuel started leaking.