By APN Reporter
The Chairperson of Kabale University Professional Academic Staff Union (UPASU) Dr Joseph Tindyeebwa has petitioned the officer of the inspector General of government to intervene in and investigate circumstances under which his contract was never renewed.
Dr. Joseph Tindyeebwa has been a lecturer at the University in since 2009.
In the letter dated 8th November 2017 addressed to the inspector General of government , Tindyebwa says that he was grossly discriminated and victimized after being validated as a lecturer in acceptance to work for Kabale University as his contract expired 31st August this year.
Tindyebwa further reveals that the guidance of the public service ministry’s permanent secretary Catherine Birakwate asking the University to consider his concerns had been ignored by the University.
Dr Tindyebwa also faults the Vice Chancellor, Prof Joy Kwesiga for deliberately misunderstanding Dr Tindyeebwa’s role as a chairperson of UPASU during November 2016 when the University had transition crisis.
The lecturer says that he was instead trying to bring sanity to the institution.
Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwire had in a letter dated 2nd October 2017 addressed to Kabale University Secretary, requested the University to keep the position of Dr Tindyebwa as a lecturer until the matter is amicably solved.
However, in the letter dated 6th November 2017, signed by the University Chairperson Manzi Tumubwine addressed to Dr. Joseph Tindyebwa , Manzi in response to the guidance of the public service ministry , Manzi revealed that the University administration held a meeting with Dr.Tindyebwa before they pronounced themselves on his fate.
Kabale University Public Relations officer Judith Atukunda told our reporter that she was not yet ready to comment on the matter by the time of filing this story