Director of Legal Services at Makerere University has appealed to the staff tribunal
over his dismissal.
Javason Kamugisha and Davis Malowa Ndanyi, the Director of Human Resources were
dismissed early this month after serving for a year. They were appointed on probation and were supposed to serve for five years upon confirmation by the appointment board.
Kamugisha’s lawyer Jude Byamukama says that the letter from the university did
not state reasons for his client’s dismissal because his performance has
He also wants the
university staff tribunal to block the dismissal until the hearing on the case.
"My client’s grievance...
...do with competence"//
In a letter
dated May 4, 2022, Yusuf Kiranda the University Secretary wrote to Kamugisha
informing him that his termination is with immediate effect.
accordance with Section 2.11(c) of the Human Resource Manual of Makerere
University, this is to notify you of the termination of your probationary
contract by the Appointments Board. The effective date of the termination shall
be with immediate effect,”, read part of the letter.
While Kamugisha's dismissal was with immediate effect, Malowa was given up to two
weeks to vacate his office.
Magara, the Chairperson Makerere Administrative Staff Association- MASA
expressed disappointment at the manner in which the university dismissed
Kamugisha and Ndanyi.