IGANGA-Government has appointed a six-member task force to kick-start Busoga University as a public institution.
The taskforce is headed by environmentalist Prof. John Tabuti. Others are Prof. Katwalo Mulengani, Prof. Lydia Emuron, Prof. Mary Muhenda, Ms Esther Biganja and Maxwell Amula.
The appointment of Prof. Mulengani on the taskforce excited scores of people who took to social media to congratulate him.
“I wish to congratulate Prof. Mulengani upon his appointment as a board member of Busoga University. It goes without doubt they chose the best,” Anthony Mula, the director general of Busoga Consortium, said.
“The appointment of Prof. Mulengani on the board is a positive move,” Simon Ekaka, a former lecturer at Busoga University said.
Prof. Mulengani is a private sector expert with in-depth knowledge of capacity building such as agriculture, financial services, health and education.
The task force will handle all spending issues like clearing the debt amounting to Shs16 billion as well as prepare for a pending graduation.
Busoga University was closed in 2017 over allegations of employing unqualified staff and irregularly awarding degrees, among others.
It has since been battling several cases in court with National Council for Higher Education over operating illegally leading to massive debts and losses.