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Education Committee Granted More Time to Present Report On Makerere Inquiry

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has this afternoon given the Education Committee up to 10th December to present a report on their inquiry into the recent unrest and brutal attack on Makerere University Students by security personnel.
27 Nov 2019 18:47
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga chairing the afternoon plenary session.

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The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has given the Education Committee two weeks to present a report on the recent unrest and attack on Makerere University students by security personnel.

Parliament on 31st October directed the Education Committee to investigate the unrest at Makerere University following a debate on the students strike and the brutal raids by the army on students Halls of residence.

During the debate, MPs condemned the brutality by security officers against Makerere University students who had been protesting the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment. 

The Speaker then gave the committee two weeks to investigate the unrest at the university, actions by the management and reports that some female students had been sexually abused by security personnel.

On Wednesday, Kadaga granted the committee more time following a formal request by the Vice-Chairperson John Twesigye Ntamuhiira who noted that after holding several meeting, they realized that the matter had a wide scope and that they had failed to trace students who had been reportedly sexually abused.

The Bunyaruguru MP, however, said that his committee had made some contacts in regard to the matter and drawn up a final schedule for hearings. He appealed for more time to allow them conclude the report by 5th December and report to the House on 10th December.

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He was supported by Bunyole West MP James Waluswaka who said that MPs also need time to consult their constituents on the matter.

 Kadaga granted more time to the committee in order to secure more information and report back to parliament on 10th December.

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