Musisi gives Makerere fresh look and feel

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Musisi and Prof Nawangwe

The handover ceremony was witnessed by Members of Council, University Management, Kampala Capital Authority (KCCA) representatives; supervisors of the project, key partners, the media and well-wishers.

On 31st October 2018, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Mrs. Jennifer Semakula Musisi handed over to Makerere University, the infrastructure projects KCCA has been working on.

Officially received by the Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the infrastructure projects include:

A newly reconstructed and beautified main gate; serviced by several lanes and regulated by traffic lights.

A three storied modern administrative and class room block at Makerere College School.

Nine (9) resurfaced roads (3.5kilometres long) with inbuilt drainages.

Resurfaced car parking lots around University Hall, Mary Stuart Hall, Lumumba Hall, Mitchel Hall, Livingstone Hall and the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT).

Paved walkways and street lighting.

Pedestrian crossings regulated by traffic lights to keep students safe from the speeding cars and motorbikes.

A perimeter wall that runs from Jjunju road to Sir Apollo Kaggwa road junction to enhance safety at the University.

Newly erected retaining walls at the School of Law and Makerere College School.

A Renovated Makerere University Hospital building and resurfaced parking lot.

A resurfaced tennis court at Africa Hall.

In November 2016, Kampala Capital City Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Makerere University to construct and renovate the specified infrastructure within the University.

The project worth UGX6.9billion came as a compensation for a section of Makerere University land that was annexed by KCCA while expanding the Makerere University Hill Road.

At the colourful handover ceremony held on Wednesday, 31st October 2018 at the Makerere University Mosque Grounds, the Vice Chancellor applauded KCCA for transforming Makerere University.

He thanked the KCCA Executive Director for accepting the proposal to compensate Makerere University through infrastructural development.

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