Saboteurs are Trying to Have Makerere Privatized – PPP

With no end in sight for the standoff at Makerere University, where lecturers have been striking for three weeks, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) have asked government to do a thorough investigation on all individuals behind the situation at the University.

Addressing journalists at the PPP offices in Ntinda, Saddam Gayira the party Vice chairperson said the unrest at Makerere could have been brought by people whose intention is to fail this public institution so that it can be privatized, like all the other government enterprises and parastatals.

Gayira says the saboteurs want the university to become a government liability so it can be sold off.

“If the situation at Makerere continues like this, the public will lose interest and stop taking their children there. The university will then be put under non-profitable entities and in the end government may sell it to a private individual. You may find that those pulling it down may be among the first bidders,” Gayira added.

Makerere remains closed for business since lecturers laid down their tools on February 19th, protesting the suspension of the head’s the staff association by the university Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe.

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