Eight more employees of Bishop Barham University College Kabale-a constituent College of Uganda Christian University Mukono, have resigned citing poor working conditions.
Those who have resigned include; Rev. Canon Dr. Stanley Katungwensi, the head of the Post Graduate and Research Department, Reuben Twinomujuni, the University Public Relations Officer, Brian Kiiza, the University Cashier, Wycliffe Rushaju, Benbera Irakut, Mable Barigye, Fynne Ayebazibwe and Fredrick Mugyira, all lecturers.
The workers say they were forced to resign because of mistreatment by the Principal of Bishop Barham University College Kabale, Rev. Dr. Medard Rugyendo. Dr. Rugyendo replaced Professor Emmanuel Muranga who retired in August 2015.
According to URN, they accuse Dr. Rugyendo for slashing their teaching allowances and scrapping their transport allowances. They also accuse the principal of harassing them and using abusive language.
Each of the lecturers has been receiving Shillings 15,000 for teaching each course unit and a monthly transport allowance of Shillings 20,000. Mable Barigye, one of the lecturers, says he was forced to quit after Dr. Rugyendo slashed their teaching allowances by half.
The resignation of the workers especially the lecturers has affected studies. First and second year Students of Mass Communication, Business Administration, and Education have spent two weeks without any lectures.
However,Dr. Rugyendo denies accusations of being a dictator, saying the workers are only are uncomfortable with the strict implementation of new policies.