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Makerere lecturers’ body starts search for new chairperson

Date: 
Friday, 13 October 2017
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Taddeo Bwambale

 

he exercise will be followed by nominations from each of the university’s 10 colleges. Candidates will have two weeks of campaigns

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Dr Deus Kamunyu (right) interacts with the chairperson of MUASA, Dr Muhammed Kiggundu after a press conference at Makerere University on October 12. Photo by Juliet Kasirye

The Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) will on Monday next week start the process to elect its new executive.

The tenure of the current team led by Dr Muhammad Kiggundu comes to an end in January next year. Kiggundu will have served for more than four years.

He replaced Prof Tanga Odoi, the chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) electoral commission.

Unveiling the roadmap for elections of the new executive, Prof Muhammad Ntale, the chairperson of the MUASA electoral commission said the process would start on Monday with a civic education week.

The exercise will be followed by nominations from each of the university’s 10 colleges. Candidates will have two weeks of campaigns.

The new team is expected to be inaugurated by the end of January and the elections are expected to cost about sh45m.

With about 1,500 members, Ntale said the lecturers’ body was looking for a strong team that will engage policy makers on their issues.