Guild budget: Is it a confidential affair and who is the end beneficiary?

Makerere University's Guild President, Shamim Nambasa

The Makerere Guild constitution stipulates that there shall be a guild cabinet with ministers - chosen from within the house and answerable to the Guild Representative Council. Upon taking up office, ministers are obliged to make a budget so as to fund operations in their respective ministries.

Ministers usually formulate a workplan of whatever they want to accomplish from their manifesto and the budget does fund the projects. The workplan is then presented to the finance minister and the house at large for approval.

Mak Politics Discriminatory - Minister

A cabinet minister in Makerere’s 85th Guild has decried what he calls a high level of discrimination in the student politics.

Ahmed Abdirahman, a Kenyan national, says that rising from the lower ranks to the guild council (GRC) and then cabinet wasn't a walk in the park but a battle against discrimination. The minister says that politics at Makerere University is highly sectarian along political, tribal and nationality lines.