SCU staff demands stakeholders’ bank statements
The Swaziland Christian University (SCU) staff members, both academic and nonacademic, are demanding to see stakeholders of the university’s bank statements.
This comes after the management claimed the institution had no money to pay their salaries. This has not gone down well with the workers as they then called for the institution’s stakeholders at this desperate time to rescue SCU. In a meeting attended by at least 20 workers, they demanded to see the stakeholders’ bank statements. The stakeholders are Sisekelo Foundation and Africa Continent Mission (ACM). Vice Chancellor Professor Kim was ordered to rush to the bank and get Sisekelo Foundation bank statement. Also present in the meeting was ACM’s Swaziland’s Chairman Philemon Mgabhi, ProVice Chancellor Professor I.T Zwane Registrar and Dean of Students’ Affairs Dr Njabu Dlamini and Executive Director Administration Sipho Vilakati. According to Kim, Sisekelo Foundation is responsible for the university’s projects, especially the construction of structures while ACM is the mother body that runs SCU. “I can show you the cheque book of the foundation, the balance in the account is E500. The other money was used to pave the university’s yard,” Kim said. The workers told him they were not interested in seeing the cheque book as all they wanted was the bank’s statement. As much as Kim tried hard to convince the employees by insisting that there was no money in the foundation’s account his efforts were just a waste of time. The irritated employees then elected one member to accompany Kim to the bank to get the bank statement. After that, Kim left the meeting with the elected member to t he bank. Approximately, less than an hour later, Kim came back with the bank statement. The bank statement, which dated six months back, read that Sisekelo Foundation has a balance of E24 112. 43 as opposed to the E500 that Kim alleged was in the account.