Busoga University asks President to fulfil pledges
Publish Date: May 28, 2010
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By Donald Kiirya
BUSOGA University has asked the President to fulfill pledges he made to the institution.

The Vice-Chancellor, Christopher Bakwesegha, told members of the social services committee of Parliament that the President had made pledges to them amounting to close to sh2b.

The MPs visited the university on Tuesday as part of its mission to evaluate selected universities countrywide.

“President Yoweri Museveni in 2005 made a pledge to build a fully-equipped laboratory and library,” Bakwesegha said.

Ngora County MP Francis Epatait said the matter should be quickly raised with the parliamentary committee on Government assurance to ensure the pledges are fulfilled through the education budget.

“We are in the budgeting process and we can condition a budget in such a way that if it does not include fulfillment of a pledge, we do not pass it,” he explained.

He added that the Government should consider funding private institutions because they are bridging a gap and enabling many more Ugandans to access higher eduction.

Kagoma MP Fred Mbagadhi advised the university to consider using financial institutions to access funding. Busoga University will hold its 9th graduation ceremony on June 25.

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