By Najibu Mulema

The Makerere University  lecturers under the umbrella of Makerere University Academic staff Association (MUASA) have laid down tools over failure by the administration to meet the lecturers’ arrears.MUASA members met yesterday and resolved to go on strike starting today midnight.

The association led by Dr.Muhammed Kiggundu wrote to the university counci chairperson, Dr.Charles. Wana Etyem informing him about their resolution.

The letter read,“MUASA

emergency general assembly that sat yesterday October 25,

2016 has noted that despite multiple demands and

reminders regarding the payment of incentive arrears for

eight months (February to September 2016) no payment has been paid up today… after a lengthy meeting, the general

assembly unanimously resolved to lay down their tools

effective midnight until all the incentive arrears are paid,”

Last month, the lecturers stopped teaching evening

classes after management decision to cut their incentives

by 75 percent. University council bowed to lecturers’

pressure and gave up the decision to reduce incentives on

September 14.

The angry men and women demand the University more than shs 40 billion.