Tooro Premier Blocks Makerere University Decision To Vacate Mucwa

The Prime Minister of Tooro Kingdom Rt. Hon. Bernard Tungwako has intervened and halted the decision by the Makerere university officials to vacate their premises at Mucwa Kingdom headquarters following a court injunction secured by students.

Hon. Tungwako on Tuesday morning rushed to Mucwa where Makerere University Fort Portal campus is located and blocked the staff from taking property because the case against the Institution still stands in court.

The team of Makerere University led by the Dean College of Business Dr. Kakumba wanted to sneak out in a clandestine manner on Tuesday only to be blocked by the prime minister.

Hon. Bernard Tungwako explains that Makerere University cannot leave the campus till the case in court is dissolved.

He said, decease “Tooro kingdom has had given the university three years to use the building without paying and also given them 25 acres of land in east division to establish Makerere Tooro University but wonders why they have decided to close the university leaving over 200 students stranded”.

The primer said, page “It seems Makerere administrators have some hidden agenda. It is certainly not the failure to meet the rent and other expenses as they alleged. They cannot close the campus and leave when our children. They will leave when the case is dissolved.”

On 23rd June 2016 students of Makerere University Fort Portal campus led by Moses Mugisa dragged the Institution to court challenging its decision to close the university without prior notice and fair hearing.

The students argue that this was a breach of contract because the decision was taken without consultation and have not completed their academic years.


The students argue that they were admitted to study and complete education at Makerere Fort Portal campus but to their surprise the university closed and promised to shift them to Main campus and Jinja campus. They say shifting to these centers is very expensive.

Mugisa, a second year student of Business Administration said they want the university to compensate them for the time and money wasted or first halt the relocation and complete the academic years. He said they university claims they closed because they did not have enough students but he attributes this to administration’s failure to advertise the institution.

The plaintiff is represented in Fort Portal High court by lawyer Bwiruka of Kahwa, Kafuzi and Co. Advocate.

The High court Fort portal has set Thursday 21st July to hear the case.

Chimpreports obtained the minutes of the senate meeting held on 8th July 2016 indicating that the university will be relocated to Katungu in Bushenyi district because of the leaders lobbying capacity for development projects.

But Prof. Twaha who is in charge of Fort Portal branch said the people of Tooro failed to embrace the university to give them students.

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