Just months after government issued out 5 billion Uganda shillings to teachers’ Saccos as relief to those affected by COVID19 pandemic, private universities lecturers have also come out to seek aid from government.
However much teachers still claim they have not yet been able to put a finger on the relief money, the academic universities’ staff request that government also compensate them with a sum of 25.4 billion Shillings to liberate them out of their corona virus pandemic hustles.
The petition was handled to speaker of parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga through the Consortium of Private Universities Academic Staff in Uganda (COPUASU).
“Their request is for government to have an intervention of an emergency financial relief or bailout for private universities staff,
“They also request that the government supplies their SACCO an estimated amount of 25.4 billion to create a revolving fund for members and the phased opening of universities with the observance of SOPs.” Hon. Kadaga stated.