Besigye pledges determined fundraiser campaign over Makerere reopening

Former FDC Presidential candidate Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has vowed not to be intimidated by anyone on issues of re-opening Makerere University.

“This is our university… we won’t keep off it. It’s our keeping off that has brought it to its knees,” Besigye said.

In this, Besigye was responding to MUASA letter dated December 2, that was meant to dissociate themselves from any form of political drive in re-opening the university.

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He said MUASA’s denunciation of his fundraiser events shows the pressure he and friends are mounting is having some good effect.

“The regime must be forcing them to make these statements to keep off the pressure.Our primary target is the re-opening of the university for the benefit of the students’ education and all auxiliary beneficiaries of Makerere,” Besigye said.

Besigye initiated the fundraiser campaign with the intent of raising Shs28bn, the amount the academic staff is demanding from the government as incentive arrears for now ten months.

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The University remains closed on the directive of the president as the visitation committee probes its issues and is expected to be reopened when the committee finalizes the investigation which is expected to take three months.

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