By Martha Nakimuli
Makerere University lecturers salaries have been increased from internal revenue.This could see Makerere reopen but with continued pressure on government by lecturers for the 100% salary increment.
The Public university which have been closed for about three weeks is to raise the money to top up the lecturers salaries from a number of allowances which have been basically benefiting top university employees like the Vice Chancellor and deans.
In a new deal agreed upon by the University council and the executive committee of the staff associations ,the 36 allowances are to be merged into one incentive stipend paid to all staff members irrespective of their designation.
This will see other staff members who have been receiving less salaries get more money and top officials get reduced allowances.
The University Spokesperson ,Ritah Namisango said that the council will continue pressing government for the 100% salary increment .