By; Charles Katabalwa
09th August 2019
Makerere University Council, the supreme organ of the institution, has upheld the nomination of two law dons to the university staff appeals tribunal.
The two, Dr Phionah Muhwezi Mpanga, a Labour & Criminal Law Don and Associate Prof. Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala, an administrative law expert had been blocked from swearing-in as new members of the tribunal due to a pending petition, over a month ago.
The said petition was filed on June 21 2019, by Edison Ireeta Munanura, an assistant lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy and Dickson Kanakulya, a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, both members of the Makerere University Staff Association.
They were challenging the process leading to the nomination of the staff representatives to the council, intimating that it was incomplete disregard of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, the MUASA constitution, the Electoral Commission guidelines and best practices in democratic elections.
It has been learnt that the University council has given a nod to the two nominees, a decision which was endorsed during its retreat held in Jinja on August 7 and should be allowed to swear in as members of the Staff Tribunal representing MUASA,” a communication signed by the university Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.