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Museveni Chokes on Shs100bn Universities’ Pledges

Uganda’s President, Yoweri K. Museveni is yet to fulfil his pledgees worth Shs100bn made to various Universities, Business Focus reveals.

This revelation is contained in a report by the Parliamentary Committee on Education on the Ministry of Education Policy Statements and Budget estimates for 2017/18.

According to the report obtained by Business Focus, Kabale University takes a lion’s share of Museveni’s pledges at Shs47bn.

The Fountain of Honour pledged Shs15bn for the construction of faculty of Health Sciences, Shs15bn for the construction of modern university library and Shs10bn for the construction of faculty of Engineering, Technology, Applied Design and Fine Art.

He also made an additional pledge of Shs7bn to Kabale University.

Museveni also made Shs5.4bn pledge to Makerere University meant for the construction of the University’s perimeter wall. However, the report says that these Universities are yet to receive the money. The report doesn’t also detail when the President made these pledges.

Other Universities Museveni promised money include Muni University (Shs15bn), Busitema University (Shs7.8bn) and Makerere University (Shs1.29bn).

Museveni also promised to construct five residential halls at Soroti University, but this is yet to be done.



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