In a letter dated March 10, 2020, addressed to the Ugandan Embassy in Beijing, China, Muhakanizi says that the treasury which was meant to send USD 61,800 (228 million Shillings) instead transferred up to USD 600,000 (2.2 billion Shillings) , an excess of USD 538,200 (1.9 billion Shillings).
The judges say Makerere University had been “notorious in failing to comply with the provisions of the Trustee Deed and specifically by failing to transfer the funds in to the Scheme, even after judgement on admission was entered by this court as far back as 24/05/2016.”
Muhakanzi said there is no money to manage the Corona Virus emergency once it reaches the country. He said that the matter was discussed in Cabinet on Monday as well as the issue of locusts, saying Cabinet approved the release of Shillings 15 billion from the Contingency Fund for the locust preparedness.
Benon Matwire, the Secretary Uganda Government and Allied Workers Union, says Muhakanizi has a negative attitude towards Salary Increment and that is why he is saying they have other funding requirements like elections.
The four administrative units were created in the last financial year and were expected to start operating at the start of the 2019/2010 financial year.
Their operations were however deferred until this new financial year of 2019/2020 but it has not started.