Posted on6 July, 2016 | 23:19

Makerere University bankrupt - Prof Ddumba

MAKERERE- The Makerere University vice chancellor, Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu, has said the university is bankrupt.

MAKERERE- The Makerere University vice chancellor, Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu, has said the university is bankrupt.
Responding to this newspaper’s inquiry into the delay of staff June salaries yesterday, Prof Ddumba said: “It is a reality, there is no money. Even me, I’m a university employee and I haven’t been paid.”

He added: “We have approached government to give us money. By end of next week, we shall pay them.”
This follows a complaint by lecturers over delayed payment. A lecturer speaking on condition of anonymity due to regulations that bar them from talking to the media, said they are troubled by the salary delay.
Promises

He said the university has previously been paying on time. “They have promised to pay us next week but no one is sure that they will pay,” he said. “The bottom line is that today [yesterday] is Idd and every Muslim lecturer would want to make his family happy.”

“Students have just returned to school [primary and secondary] and lecturers are already drained by that expenditure,” the lecturers said.

Another lecturer told this newspaper the university secretary sent an email to lecturers on June 24, informing them that their salaries would delay.

Makerere University bankrupt - Prof Ddumba

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