While addressing the press shortly after the Makerere University Business School (MUBS) council meeting held yesterday June 12th, the University’s principal Professor Wasswa Balunywa hinted on poor resource allocation by the Ministry of Public Service as the core reason behind the MUBS academic staff strike.
In his response to the striking lecturers, the freshly appointed principal advised the striking dons to address their concerns to the right government authorities explaining that MUBS as a University has sealed negotiations with various stakeholders pertaining the salary enhancement process.
Balunywa was also quoted saying that the Ministry of Finance awaits a letter from the Public Service Ministry which will give a green light to the salary enhancement, “We have about 200 lecturers whose salaries have never been enhanced and that is not within our control. The Ministry of Finance awaits a letter from the Ministry of Public Service and we were urged to see that the letter goes and money will come.” Balunywa stated yesterday.
Demanding over UGX 45 billion of unpaid salaries for assistant lecturers, the MUBS academic staff kicked off their strike yesterday saying that they will not resume work until their salaries are enhanced.