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Lira University organises Budget Conference for 2023/2024 Financial Year

By Patrick Opio

Senior Communications Officer

As the first budget call, Lira University has had a budget conference that identified key priority to be included in the total budget figure of sh27,301,202,752, financial year, 2023/2024.

The University Council Chairperson, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joel Okullo Odom advised staff to put money into areas that yield fruits. He decried the persistent low central releases to the university despite its fast growing rate.

Prof Okullo Odom urged government to increase funding to the university in order for it to catch up with the rest of the rest of other Public Universities. “We need to meet with some key stakeholders in the government and chart the way forward. Low funding has continued to cripple development of this young university,” he says.

Prof Okullo Odom added that the internet service is key in the progress of the university including teaching and learning programmes.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Jasper Ogwal Okeng noted that more faculties have been created hence need for more funding. “Let us continue with team spirit for us to spur the development of this young university. We shall continue knocking doors of offices of government and partners for further funding,” Ogwal Okeng says

Prof. Ogwal Okeng revealed that the University has received the 344acres of land from Amolatar community and now plans to legalise and plan its use. “Take care for the core activities in your budget,” Ogwal Okeng advises the departments.

The University Bursar, Mr Nathan Hagobi Hasahya called for budgeting for completion of on-going projects before they exit in the National Investment Plan and boosting the new faculties across the board.

Hagobi called for staff recruitment, installation of CCTV cameras at strategic places, equipping skills laboratories, encouraging team work and more grants writing activities.

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