By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Makerere University Management Council plans to hold talks with striking lecturers today ,Mohammed Kiggundu Musoke, the chairman of the University Staff Association says.
The meeting will discuss the closure of the university and focus on salaries for the lecturers.
“The enhancement that we are looking for is a 100 percent pay raise. We want the staff of the university to tally with the cost of living in the country because the salaries they are being paid is very low,” said Musoke.
“The highest paid is at the level of a professor who gets paid Shillings 2.8 million [$1,150.00 monthly],” said Musoke.
He said they should be paid the equivalent of $2,000.00, and that teachers with doctoral degrees now being paid the equivalent of $850 should be paid the equivalent of $1,600.
“So this is what translates into the 100 percent pay rise,” Musoke said.