Demoted Staff Sue Kabale University

The Kabale University Secretary Kennedy Rwaboona and the Director of Finance William Kururagire have sued the University claiming that their new appointments as deputy dean and university bursar respectively undermines their running contracts that end in September 2017.

Court documents signed by the Kabale chief magistrate on behalf of the high court deputy registrar in Kabale has fixed Oct 11 as the date for the hearing of an application where the two seek for an interim order restraining Kabale University administration from enforcing new appointments.

In the application filed on Oct 4th, medical through their lawyers of Ahimbisibwe and Agaba company advocates, the duo are also a seeking court order restraining Kabale University from making them serve in junior position while they have running contracts in senior positions.

On 26th September 2016 the Kabale university council chairman Ephraim Manzi Tumubweine issued appointment letters to Kennedy Rwaboona as deputy dean of students and William Kururagire as the university bursar instead, demoting them from their previous positions as University Secretary and Director of Finance respectively.

Meanwhile, another lecturer at Kabale University Dr Joseph Tindyebwa has petitioned the Inspector General of Government (IGG), to investigate the alleged mismanagement of the contract transfers at the University as it transits from private to public.

Dr Tindyebwa’s petition dated Oct 6 also asks the IGG to investigate alleged gross discrimination exhibited by the University administration where by some staffs have been put on the government pay roll while others were ‘maliciously’ excluded.

Dr Tindyebwa also wants the issue of university’s failure to pay its workers for now 8months to be investigated.

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