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Museveni Reinstates Balunywa, Hours After Being Replaced at MUBS

President Yoweri Museveni has reappointed Prof Wasswa Balunywa as Principal Makerere University Business School, barely a day after he was pushed out by the University Council.

Museveni, in a letter dated May 28th, directed his wife Janet, who is also the Education Minister to reappoint Prof Balunywa for another term.

Balunywa had been replaced by the MUBS Council led by Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof.  Venansius Baryamureeba.

This was a culmination of months of fighting between the two professors, who accused each other of mismanaging the institution.

Yesterday, Prof Baryamereeba appointed Associate Prof Moses Muhweezi as the acting Principal MUBS, saying this was a decision taken in an extra ordinary Council meeting.

Muhweezi has been Deputizing Prof Balunywa, whose contract expired on May 27th, having worked at the institution for two decades.

Baryamureeba said in a letter to the Education Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, that the appointment of Muhweezi took immediate effect.

Professor Balunywa over the past months has been publicly embroiled in squabbles with Baryamureeba, who was openly opposed to his reappointment.

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Balunywa on the other hand accused Baryamureeba of embarrassing MUBS and assuming the responsibilities of the Principal.

While Education Minister Janet Museveni had instructed the Education Service Commission to start on the process of installing a new Principal, President Museveni seems to have had enough of the squabbles stirred by Baryamureeba.

“One of the obstacles that have wasted our time is a disoriented  pro imperialism academia,” wrote the president to the Education Minister.

Museveni went on to heap praises onto Prof Balunywa, who he said “has been on the liberation side ideology in addition to being an active administrator.”

“His institution has been free of strikes; I have never found him averse of advice the times i have interacted with him. Such a person is always good to work with.”

 

 

 

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