Police in Kampala have heightened security at Makerere University and declared it a no-go-zone to the public, a day after the University was closed over a cash crisis.
Makerere was on Wednesday closed by the University Council. The closure followed council’s failure to secure the 100% pay increment demanded by on-strike staff as a prerequisite to work.
Central Police Station in Kampala yesterday, Kampala Police commander Andrew Kaweesi has since told the press that the heavy deployment is to protect the property of the university as the bicker between the University staff and Council over terms of work continues.
Up to late evening, anti-riot police aboard police pickups were traversing the university.
Police check points were established at entrance points into the university. Scores of officers were also deployed at the Main building and the Senate building.
“We shall not entertain any form of lingering within campus. Weddings, rallies, workshops, symposiums, discussions are not allowed. Literarily,” reiterated Kaweesi.