President Yoweri Museveni has appointed former minister Dr Abel Rwendeire to lead a Visitation Committee to inquire into affairs of the closed Makerere University.
Dr Abel Rwendeire is chairperson, while Lady Justice Keturah Katunguka is deputy. Members are Tim Lwanga, Dr Florence Muranga and Dr Proscovia Sentamu, F.S. Muwanga, Dr Paul Musasizi, Dr Kisoro and Eng. Lumu. They start work immediately.
“In exercise of powers vested to me, I have appointed the following Visitation Committee to inquire into affairs of Makerere University,” Museveni said in a statement on Monday
Museveni added that, “this is not the first time I have set up such a visitation committee. The new committee will review the reports of the old committees, find out what was implemented or not implemented and why, as well as making new recommendations if necessary.”
President Museveni on November 1, 2016 ordered the immediate closure of Makerere University until further notice. He said it was to guarantee safety of persons and property following a lecturers strike.
The lecturers on strike over unpaid allowances were joined by students who were demanding lectures. There was a clash between the students and police who have sealed of the campus.
I have this evening ordered for immediate closure of Makerere University until further notice to guarantee safety of persons and property.
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) November 1, 2016