Pictorial: The Flopped FDC-MAK Fundraising Drive

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Police today arrested more than 20 people in and around Makerere University as they tried to organize a fundraising drive for the reopening of the institution.

The drive which was spearheaded by former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye was slated to take place at the Makerere University freedom square. It aimed at raising 30 billion Shillings to cater for the lecturers' incentive arrears.

The University was closed through a presidential directive on November 1 following a disagreement between the academic staff and management over failure to pay incentives over a period of eight months. Incentive's are paid as overtime allowances to cater for  weekend and evening programmes.

Several's FDC officials attempted to access Makerere University through the main gate with various goods for auctioning. They included cows, goats, fruits and cheque plaques.

 

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Davidson Ndyabahika is a Journalism major from Makerere University and is passionate about investigative and data journalism with special interest in feature story telling.

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