By our reporter
Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) staff members have gone to court to officially block the reappointment of Prof. Celestino Obua as the vice-chancellor.
This comes after Prof Celestino Obua announced his reappointment during the Senate meeting held on July 25, 2019, at Kihumuro campus noting that he will serve MUST as the vice-chancellor for only five years.
Staff members led by Julius Taremwa- the general secretary Mbarara University of science and technology Academic Staff Association (MUSTASA) committed the three top managers to the high court.
Respondents in this matter include; Prof Charles L.M Olweny (the chancellor), Prof Celestino Obua (vice-chancellor) and Dr Warren Namaara (the university council chairperson) who have been served with court summons on Wednesday.
During an executive NUEI and MUSTASA press briefing held at MUST campus on Wednesday, Julius Taremwa confirmed that the case was opened on 30 July 2019 through the M/S Wamali & Co. Advocates under article 42 of 1995 Uganda constitution, sections 36(1), 37 and 38 the judicature Act-Cap 13,S. 31 of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act,2001, as amended in rule 3(1)(a), 6(1) Judicature (Judicial Review) Rules,2009.
He asked the court to look into the matter and block the reappointment of Prof Obua as the Vice-chancellor Mbarara University of science and technology.
He stated that if the impunity is not fought it will cross to all the public universities in Uganda.
He, however, said that taking the legal procedure route shall not stop the university staff from going on with industrial actions to solve the administration crisis at the university.
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