Uganda’s oldest higher education institution, Makerere University is seeking 2 Billion Shillings for the Centennial Celebrations.
Without mentioning specific amounts, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe the Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University says they are considering using part of the funds to renovate halls of residence, staff offices, and classroom blocks that are dilapidated. Some of these structures have not been renovated for more than 15 years.
According to Engineer Christina Kakeeto the Director in charge of Estates at Makerere, water distribution, storage, and electrical systems will also need revamping.
Nawangwe adds that the university hopes to construct a Science and Technology Business Incubation Center, a Students Center, and a University Teaching and Research Hospital.
"We want to leave a legacy through these for the next 100 years as others left a legacy for the facilities we have enjoyed in the past years," says Nawangwe.
Since the launch of the centennial celebrations last year in October, the university has been soliciting funds from alumni and well-wishers to aid its plans. The reconstruction of the main building which the University hopes will be completed before October had its budget covered by the government.