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Makerere investigates source of dossier pinning appointments chief

Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe. Investigation in the abuse office at the top institution(FILE PHOTO)

MAKERERE – Makerere University authorities are investigating the source of what they have termed as “a malicious dossier” sent to staff through the central mailing system of the Human Resources Department.

In a statement issued by Mr. Andrew Abunyang, the Director Human Resources indicated the controversial dossier was circulated to staff on August 26, 2018, using the official Human Resources e-mail.

The dossier titled; “The chairperson of the appointments board is a total disgrace” purported to communicate the decisions of the 570th Makerere University Appointments Board meeting and was reportedly signed by Ms.Mavis Kansiime, the Acting Senior Employment Officer.

The dossier in circulation at Makerere University made damning allegations against the Chairman of the University Appointments Board Bruce Kabaasa including corruption and nepotism

It also points to staff recruitment in various departments in disregard of established procedures. It singled out Zake Dorah, the former Acting Human Resources Director as having appointed her son Mpanga Zake to the position of Planning and Maintenance engineer in the Directorate of Information and Communications Technology support services (DICTS) despite his inexperience.

It also points out the appointment of Albert Baine, a son to the acting Director Gender Mainstreaming Dr Baine Euzobia who is also a member of the Appointments Board as well as Sheila Ikiriza, who is reportedly related to the chairperson of the appointments board.

“Kabaasa did not respect a court order issued by the KCCA Labour Officer halting the interviews of administrative staff since staff at M6 had run to Court. The Chairperson of the Board disregarded the Court order and proceeded with the interviews. He has assured the world that so long as he is Chairperson, the case of our own Dr. Stella Nyanzi will never be concluded,” reads part of the dossier.

However, Mr. Abunyang has distanced himself from the dossier, saying it wasn’t sent by his office.

“This seems to have been the work of enemies of progress –people with a malicious orientation who thrive on confusion and do not wish this great university well,” Mr. Abunyang said in his statement, adding:

“Members of staff are hereby called upon to disregard the said e-mail and its contents. Those found culpable will be dealt with according to University Rules and Regulations.”

The dossier also highlights the recent vote of no confidence by Makerere University Academic Staff Association – MUASA General Assembly in the University Council.

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