Besigye Wants Parliament Recalled to Save Makerere

FDC former party President, this Dr. Kiiza Besigye has pointed at ‘lack of proper funding and mismanagement’ as the cause of the problems at Makerere University and all other institutions of Learning in the country.

Addressing the media on Friday morning at his home in Kasangati, symptoms Besigye noted that government has invested a lot of money in non-priority issues leaving the country’s education sector in misery.

As such, the former presidential candidate, called for parliament to be recalled from recess to intervene in the situation.

“We need our legislators to meet as an emergency to reallocate money within our budget and cause for immediate solution to the crisis in our institutions not limited to Makerere University,” Besigye said.

“I am using the word reallocate deliberately because there is a temptation of government to print money in what they call supplementary budget,” the FDC strong man cautioned.

Besigye’s call for Parliament’s intervention caught the attention of some government officials, with the Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze tweeting, “So does he recognize there is Parliament?”

According to Besigye, his party FDC once in power will initiate a national forum for education which will be developed right from the grassroots up to the national level involving parents, teachers, institutional stakeholders, founding bodies and some prominent Ugandans.

“The forum will discuss and generate ideas to see that they are enforced in the areas of education. We have all currently left the most important area of our nation simply to politicians which is disaster that we have.”


“We are already initiating the process as a people’s government to see that people can organize themselves to save the country’s education system.

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