Makerere bursar resigns
Posted Monday, October 28 2013 at 01:00
Makerere University Bursar Joshua Karamagi has resigned.
Mr Karamagi handed in his resignation letter to the university on Friday for reasons yet to be established.
The university bursar is the manager of transactions in the university and his office is responsible for maintaining all financial records in the departments and a proper accounting system for the university.
Mr Karamagi has held the position since 2010 after the contract of former bursar Ben Byambabazi expired.
The university chancellor Prof Dumba Ssentamu has acknowledged receiving the letter but refused to divulge into details for Mr Karamagi’s resignation.
“The human resource received the letter on Friday which I have also seen, he has not given any reasons apart from pursuing other careers in German and the notice of resignation is for three months which expire in January. This means we should start a process of looking for a new bursar,” Prof Ssentamu said.
70 per cent incentive
Sources within the university mainly from the Makerere University staff association (Muasa) claim that his resignation may be a result of a foresighted failure by the university to implement the 70 per cent incentive the staff agreed upon with the university in September.
Prof Ssentamu has however refuted claims that his resignation was a result of the financial challenges faced by the university.