Makerere University Council has tasked the Senate to conduct a fresh search for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in Charge of Finance and Administration (DVC F&A).
The directive is line with resolutions from a special sitting held by the university council last week.
A statement issued by the university council shows that consultations have been ongoing regarding the position following the annulment of the initial appointment by the court. And that, “The University needed to advance the search process to another stage.”
Early this month, Civil Division High Court Judge, Musa Sekaana issued an order, directing the Makerere University management to furnish the court with the progress as per its directive, within only two weeks to prove that there was an ongoing process of selecting a substantive leader.
The decision stemmed from an application filed in December last year by Mr. Anthony Mugisha, a Professor of Veterinary Sciences and Socio-Economics in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Biosecurity (CoVAB) against the institution for contempt of court.
Professor Mugisha’s application stemmed from a June 16t, 2019 High Court ruling that ordered a fresh search process for the office after the court found flaws in the previous process.
In the same ruling, Justice Ssekaana quashed the appointment of Professor William Bazeyo as Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration and declared the post vacant.
However, in a twist of events, Professor Bazeyo was reappointed in an acting capacity by the university’s chancellor, Professor Ezra Suruma, a position he is currently occupying.
Mr. Anthony Wameli, who represented Professor Mugisha, said on Tuesday that he hadn’t heard about the developments from the university council.