13 Makerere University accounts frozen over Shs. 5 Billion debt
13 Makerere University accounts have been frozen over the University’s failure to pay its external lawyers Kateera and Kagumire.
According to reports, 13 Makerere University students from the Mulago Paramedical school won a case against the university in 2011 and were awarded 2.6 billion shillings. The students had sued the university over the delayed award of diplomas and certificates.
However, the University failed to pay the money prompting the court to issue orders to the applicants to attach money from the university bank accounts. 1.5billion was attached from two University accounts and directed that the money be paid to Wambi & Co. Advocates on behalf of the students.
A March 6, 2020 petition by Jane Atim, a staff of the university, the institution is in the dilemma of paying at least Shillings 5billion in court awards.
Some of the frozen accounts include the fees collection account, Salary Management account, Institute of Languages account, an account for the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, one account of Makerere University College of Health Sciences and another two accounts for the Gender Main Streaming Directorate all from Stanbic Bank. Also attached are four university accounts in the Bank of Uganda.