Ex-MUASA chairman appointed Nawangwe’s mouthpiece
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on January 22, 2019
Makerere University Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe has appointed former Makerere University Academic Staff Association’s (MUASA) chairman, Dr Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke, manager communications and international relations in the Vice Chancellor’s office. Nawangwe who has been in the news for allegedly running down the university following a decision to fire over 30 lectures in the last two months, wants Kiggundu to provide leadership and international relations to the communications department in his office. According to the appointment letter seen by the Nile Post, Dr Kiggundu’s term of office started on January 18, and will run for one year on acting basis. While in office, Dr Kiggundu will be required to offer secretarial support to the office of the Vice Chancellor in communications, for instance organise monthly press briefings as well as write news articles, reports and periodicals about the University operations. Dr Kiggundu is also in charge of monitoring and reviewing the coverage of the university in the media and any other duties as may be assigned to him by the VC or any officer designated by him. While appearing before the parliamentary committee on Education and Sports in April last year, Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe said that the institution is considering to review the Public Relations department following concerns of under performance.