Museveni directs kick off of Bunyoro University

President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni.

President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni, to ensure that the process for the operationalisation of Bunyoro University to kick-off.

A letter that surfaced online this week but penned on November 24, 2021, Mr Museveni directed Ms Janet who is also his wife to plan and budget for the operationalisation of Bunyoro University in the 2022/23 financial year budget.

He also tasked the minister to set up a committee that will advise government on the courses to be offered.

Mr Museveni’s directive follows a meeting Members of Parliament from Bunyoro and academicians led by Prime Minister cum Kakumiro District woman parliamentary representative, Ms Robinah Nabbanja.

During the meeting, the leaders reminded Mr Museveni to operationalise Bunyoro University after numerous requests.

“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to request you to plan and budget for the operationalisation of Bunyoro University in the 2022/2023 budget and to set up a committee that will advise government on the courses to be offered,” the letter reads in part.

According to Bunyoro leaders, the land for the university has already been acquired in Hoima district.

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