James Wanzala, a fisherman at Kijangi landing site, says that the proposed suspension of night fishing operations is good. He, however, wants the COVID-19 Taskforce to come up with appropriate measures to compel fishermen not to cross to the DRC while on the lake.
Last week the District Security Committee in Hoima and Kikuube districts suspended all fishing activities on the lake Albert waters, as a measure to control the spread of Corona virus disease COVID-19.
Dr. Nyanzi’s problems with Makerere University leadership started from her feud with Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, the Director Makerere Institute for Social Research-MISR on April, 16 2016. Dr. Nyanzi staged a nude protest when Prof. Mamdani evicted her from her office at the institute because of her refusal to teach.
The two were among the 400 students who had been implicated in falsifying their results in the university’s online results management system, by the Adhoc Examinations Irregularities and malpractice committee.
Dr. Kamunyu vowed in an interview with URN never to cede to dishonesty as he returns to Makerere University, saying that academic freedoms and freedoms of expression that he was fighting for remain cardinal to him.
The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
Those issued warning letters include the Gender and Ethics & Integrity guild Minister, Marion Kirabo, who is also a fourth year student of Bachelor of Laws. Judith Nalukwago a Bachelor of Dental Surgery who is also the Vice Guild President has also been warned.
Through his lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde, Mushomi, a lecturer in the School of Statistics and Planning on Thursday told the tribunal that he was unfairly suspended and that the suspension of four years without pay was harsh, excessive and in contravention of employment laws.
Kalema had been accused of committing acts that were prejudicial to the proper performance of the duties of the university and hurting the university image. Together with Bennet Magara, he was suspended by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on December 21, 2018, who accused them of promoting hooliganism.
Dr Kamunyu says he does not intend to hand over office. He explains that the accusations against him are drawn from his work as the Chairman of MUASA, an entity that falls outside the mandate of the Vice Chancellor. He says his work as a Lecturer of Hospitality and Tourism Management has not been questioned and will, therefore, proceed to work uninterrupted.
The Head master Aloysius Rujumba says that investigations carried out indicate that the students were the ringleaders of last months strike. Rujumba says that the suspended students will only return to school in October to sit for their O level exams.