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Mary Stuart Hall Renovation Budget Slashed to UGX 100m :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Mary Stuart Hall Renovation Budget Slashed to UGX 100m

The institutions managers had previously estimated that about 300 million Shillings was required to renovate the building. However, latest figures indicate that the university will use 100 million Shillings for the task.
Fire brigade team receiving instructions after putting out fire that gutted Mary Stuart hall on Saturday May 26.

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Makerere University has reduced its budget estimates for the renovation of Mary Stuart Hall, the largest female hall of residence that was gutted by fire on Saturday, May 26.  The fire that started from a canteen on the first floor left five students injured.

The institution's managers had previously estimated that about 300 million Shillings was required to renovate the building. However, latest figures indicate that the university will use 100 million Shillings for the task.

University Vice-Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe says while upgrading all systems in the hall would require up to 3 billion Shillings, the university will, for now, concentrate on raising minimal resources to refurbish the residence before students resume studies in August.

 

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Prof Nawangwe adds that the structure will be habitable by the time student's return to campus. The university will open to new students on Saturday, August 4, 2018, while semester one officially resumes on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

 

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Prof. William Bazeyo, the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration says they have only been delayed by the procurement process but hopes the renovation will be done by the time student's return.

 

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Salim Papa Were, the students' guild president says he is confident that the university management will have renovated the affected part by the time students report. He, however, says all halls of residences require a total overhaul.

 

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