BY PIUS TWINOMUGISA SUIPAUTHOR
In a letter dated 19th November from the dean of students to the office of the
Guild Speaker, the Kyambogo University Council resolved that the Kyambogo
University Guild Representative House resorts to an amicable route of solving
their differences with the Guild President.
In early October, the GRC house moved a motion to impeach the guild
president on grounds that he was not conducting himself as he was expected
of and abandoning most of his guild duties for national People Power duties.
The move was highly supported by the GRCs where only four voted in favor of
him with 79 supporting the impeachment.
This however did not yield good results when it reached the students fraternity leading to an eruption of strikes mixed with constant arrests of many students, including the Guild President himself. Teargas and batons roamed the Banda based University for about two weeks.
After the impeachment, it was upon the guild president to accept the
impeachment or apply for an appeal within three days of the impeachment as
per the University constitution.
The guild president appealed and this called for a referendum where students
were to vote to determine Mr.Tundulu’s fate.
This called for a spate of University council meetings as students grew more
tense questioning the fate of their Guild President. It was in the 82nd Council meeting that came to a conclusion that the GRC house and the Guild President resolve their differences amicably in order to keep the University’s image and create harmony among students.
The letter noted how the University is ready to employ a neutral and
professional mediator to help in the reconciliation process.
It also further directed that the “Guild Constitution be reviewed to harmonize
some provisions with the law of Uganda.