Kyambogo lecturers strike over salaries

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Kyambogo university lecturers are on strike protesting the failure by administration to clear their salaries and allowances.

The over 700 lecturers declared their strike on Tuesday after the university administration failed to reach an agreement over the payment.

According to the chairperson of Kyambogo University Academic staff Association, Grace Lubaale, the lecturers are demanding a six months’ salary.

It comes at a time when some of the students are doing their internship and need supervision.

In a May 30 letter quoted by Uganda Radio Network [URN], Everest Twinomujuni the Kyambogo University Bursar, asked staff to remain calm since the university had committed itself to make payments for January and February as well as salary top-up payments.

“We received the letter for expenditure limit from the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development on Friday 26th May 2017 and we are in the process of loading funds and then process payment of January and February 2017…,” reads the letter in part.

The bursar says payments were expected to be effected between June 2nd and June 5, 2017.

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