Makerere University is seeking Shs100bn to renovate the dilapidated halls of residence which house over 4,700 students on campus.
The university Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe says president Museveni directed the Ministry of Finance to avail funds for the renovation of all halls of residence.
He said that the Shs100b is needed to renovate all the 13 halls of residence at Makerere University’s main campus, Mulago, and Kabanyoro training center.
Nawagwe adds that the renovation process will be phased and so far, the University has submitted Bills of Quantities for Lumumba and Mary Stuart Halls, estimated at Shs16bn.
Other halls that are slated to be renovated include, Africa, Complex, Dag, Livingstone, Mitchell, and Nkrumah, Nsibirwa, and University hall, Mugyenyi, Galloway and Kabanyolo.
According to the January 11, 2022 letter from President Museveni, addressed to the Ministry of finance, all halls of residence in all public Universities must be renovated.
The Minister of Education, Janet Museveni was shocked over the state in which she found halls of residence at Makerere and Kyambogo University when she made an abrupt visit to these institutions.