Moses Chilla, a first-year student of Bachelor of Social Sciences at Makerere University told URN that he was forced out of his room on the ground floor, by thick smoke and noise from the neighbours who were asking students to vacate the hostel. Chilla added that fire could not be contained by the use of fire extinguishers.
Baraza says that, the hostel will be rented out to researchers and tourists who shall pay a minimal fee that will be used to fund scouting activities of mainly school going children who engage in entrepreneurship skills like tailoring, liquid soap making, and bakery.
The 7.8 billion Shillings hostel will be constructed at Makanga hill near the hospital in Kabale Municipality. It is funded by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health and constructed by Musuuza Building Contractors Limited.