President Museveni orders Military withdrawal from Makerere University

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President Museveni; File Photo

President Museveni who is also the Commander in Chief (CIC) of armed forces, has directed the immediate withdrawal of military police from Makerere University where they have laid siege for the past six days.

The President made the directive via radio call to through the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) to the different defense units.

In addition, President Museveni also called for a meeting with members of the University Council and the Makerere University students guild to resolve the impasse over a new fees policy that enforce a 15 percent increment on tuition.

PressS ecretary for the President, Don Wanyama confirmed the developments and added that the police have been directed to maintain order in Makerere.

“This morning, the President has spoken to the Chairperson of the University council and the guild president, urging them to meet. He has also ordered the withdrawal of the military police from the university. The Uganda Police will maintain law and order,” Wanyama said.

He said the President urged all stakeholders in Makerere University to dialogue and resolve whatever contradictions exist around the fees impasse.

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