Justice Cheborion noted that it does not matter who originates the request for an audit where the Auditor General’s report is made. Once undertaken by the Auditor General, he immediately owns the audit and must submit a report to Parliament.
Abongoto, Jacob Eperu, the Guild Speaker, Aida Atwisucire, the Guild Prime Minister, and a medical student only Rukiya Rayan were arrested following the demonstration by the medical students over the alleged mismanagement of academic affairs.
Prof. John Bosco Ikoja, the University Vice Chancellor says that they have funding needs that limited admissions of medical students in 2022. Ikoja says that the university is in need of more funds to build, hire staff, run activities, maintain students, pay for services that include teaching equipment, supplies and chemicals.
“Four staff members who were arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court, Kampala, pleaded guilty to abuse of office, causing financial loss, and conspiracy to defraud and had their cases dropped by DPP. Ref: Criminal Case No. 149/2019 Uganda Vs Omeke David, Odongo James, Otim Gilbert, and Omoding Samuel. One staff member, who stole and sold a bull, which belonged to the University has never been prosecuted”, she notes in her May 16th, 2022 letter.
During the hearing, the Auditor General through an affidavit of Senior Auditor, General Bashir Lubega opposed the application, saying that the forensic investigations and reports were done in line with the National Audit Act of 2008 and therefore are in line with the required procedure.
Prof Umar Kakumba, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-Charge of Academic Affairs at Makerere University says although the private scheme undergraduate application deadline is June 12th, 2020 they will be extending it. He says they believe that the eighteen day extension will be sufficient for students who would have missed out on the government sponsorship and wish to join Makerere University.
President Museveni argues that the burden of unemployment can only be dealt with when Public Universities realign their curricular focusing on science oriented courses tailored at solving the human needs in society.
He however, says he employed Bwire to work in his office since he presented a recommendation letter purportedly signed by Haji Moses Kigongo, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party National Vice Chairperson.