By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Makerere University lecturers called off their strike on Thursday afternoon.
The decision to call off the strike was agreed upon following the university council’s acceptance of the lecturers’ proposal, to reorganize the university budget and internally generate acceptable incentive allowances for every staff member.
While presenting the committee and executive resolutions to all staff in a joint general meeting, MUASA chairman Dr Mohammad Kigundu revealed that during their negotiations, they realized sh457billion, of undeclared funds in the university and this is what was to be redistributed equitably across all staff members in allowances.
With the new arrangement ,the Vice Chancellor will have his salary increased from shs4.1m to Shs7.1m per month.
A senior professor will have an increment of Shs3.4m to shs5.9m .Other causal staff members will also have their salary increased.