By Innocent Anguyo
THE Makerere University teaching and non-teaching staff have resolved to give the university administration until the end of September to clear their allowance arrears worth sh7.5b.
The Makerere University staff reached the decision in a recent general assembly held at the institution’s Main Hall. The unpaid allowances are for the months of July and August.
Last year, Makerere University Council, the institution’s supreme governing body made a 70% allowance increment for all staff, in a bid to motivate them but the implementation of the scheme has never been seamless, due to shortage of finances. The allowance is paid using internally-sourced money.
University Management attributes the failure to clear the allowances to shortfall in the expected university income.
“The University did not realize its projected total revenue for the financial year 2013/2014 amounting to sh122.6b. All efforts are being made to investigate the causes of the short fall of sh23.1b, and as such, the University Management has requested for more time to enable them to address this matter,” Makerere senior publicist Rita Namisango said recently.
Tanga Odoi, the former MUASA chairman told the university management to reveal the number of Makerere students on grounds that it would a clear picture of how much revenue the university got from fees collections.
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MUK staff issue new deadline over unpaid arrears