Makerere suspends registrar Etuusa over corruption

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Ms Etuusa has once again been suspended

Makerere University has once again suspended the deputy Academic Registrar Margret Lubega Etuusa for abuse of office.

The Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe reached the decision after Etuusa was charged by the Anti-Corruption Court with four counts of abuse of office.

Etuusa, according to court documents, contravened procurement laws, regulations and procedures during the University’s 67th graduation ceremony in 2017.

She irregularly procured companies and people to provide different services for the said graduation ceremony, such as phone keeping, drinks, food and flower vending without following procurement laws.

Grade One Magistrate Peter Fred Lachomin granted her bail of Shs1m cash with orders to deposit her passport and return to court on February 8, 2018.

She had earlier been suspended in March 2017 on accusations of illegally hiring Exxon Contractors, a private company, to keep guests’ electronic during the 67the graduation ceremony.

Etuusa petitioned the High Court challenging her suspension and asked to be reinstated on her job.

A letter dated January 11, 2018, orders Etuusa who is in charge of Certificates, Ceremonies and Publications, to vacate office pending a decision by the anti-corruption court.

She was further asked to hand over all University property in her possession to the Academic Registrar.