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Army withdrawal from Makerere will be gradual, says defence minister

By URN

Thursday November 7, 2019

 

The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Mr Adolf Mwesige has said that the withdrawal of the army from Makerere University will be gradual.

On Wednesday, officials from the Ministry led by Mr Mwesige, the Minister of Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kaniaa and Lt Gen. Wilson Mbadi the Deputy Army Commander, were appearing before the Parliamentary committee on education to answer queries of brutality against students by the army.

The army was accused of brutalising students who were demonstrating against the 15 percent fees increment.

The army brutality attracted local and international criticism which forced President Museveni to order the withdrawal of the soldiers from the university.