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Makerere guild begs VC to forgive fork thieves

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Makerere university guild president Roy Ssemboga

Makerere university guild president Roy Ssemboga has written to the Vice Chancellor Prof Ddumba-Sentamu, asking him to rescind a decision to suspend 15 students.

The students were given up to Tuesday evening [5:00pm] after it was discovered they took part in a recent food strike in Mary Stuart dining hall.

They are; Gerald Kammanah Wabugoya, Fahad Ndugwa, Joseph Mugume, Solomon Taremwa, Francis Kayira, Timothy Mambule, Justice Ayesiga, Simon Wanyera, May Francis Abit, Samuel Kigula, Rashid Kassim Njaliira, Rogers Ashabahebwa, Aziz Tworo and Donart Nayebare.

On October 19th, this group hailing from complex hall, Lumumba hall, and Mary Stuart staged a strike to protest poor quality meals.

Makerere University public relations officer, Ritah Namisango, says the students raided Finland bar and restaurant services, which was contracted to provide them meals.

They destroyed university property including; chairs, cups, plates, dining tables, doors and a fridge.

Others poured food at the entrance of Mary Stuart Hall and made away with 200 forks from the serving centre.

However, in his letter, the guild president pleaded with the VC to let the students stay and pursue their academic goals until an investigation into the matter is concluded.

Roy suggested that Ddumba first listens to the students before causing an irreparable damage.

Meanwhile, other students reportedly embarked on a hunger strike in solidarity with their suspended colleagues.

Relatedly, the teaching/academic staff at the institution also resolved to put down their tools.

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