Gulu university starts erecting Shs35bn business centre


Gulu University has started its construction of Multi-Billion Business and Development Center which will cost 35 billion Shillings.

The building is part of the building to change the Face of the University interms of Lecture rooms, conference centers and will also have a section where students who have babies will be kept.

Ojok James Onono, the Gulu University deputy public relations officer, said the building is being financed by Government of Uganda under the Gulu University Development Funds priority.

Onono added that the building has the main and the Canteen building.


According to him the contractors who are Chinese, CICO have taken on the Canteen and have promised that in five months times which would be by end of February the Canteen would be up and would be remaining the Main building.

On Friday evening Gulu University Council Planning and Development Committee Led by the chairperson Amony Francesca visited the site to confirm the work taking place.

The committee chairperson, Amony Francesca, committed to be visiting the site to ensure that work and deadlines are followed to support the University great future development plan of the University.

She called upon the contractors and consultants to be quick in informing the University management in case there is a challenge for a speedy solution.

This buildings once is up would supplement new modern buildings in the University that includes New Faculty of Agriculture Building, Multi Functional Laboratory building, the New University Library and Faculty of Medicine building.

Early this year president Yoweri Museveni directed the Prime Minister Rukana Rugunda to see a speedy process to degazette Laroo Central Forest Reserve and give 70 acres to Gulu University to support its further development for the construction of a teaching Hospital

Of course the finishing of this building will set aside attacks on the University for having semi permanent structures in the main campus.

When the University started in 2002 they were allowed to Use District Farm Institute Buildings as they look for their Land.

The dream of getting a land near DFI failed as bad politics influenced the locals in Laroo never to give the land henceforth the University couldn’t erect apartment structures on DFI land accounting for the buildings at the main campus and Government never gave SEED development funds to the University.

“As we talk now we have the land title of the DFI land in the University name and we shall soon hire a consultant to do a master plan on this over 10 acres land,” Onono said.



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