Makerere University compensated

By Elizabeth Muwombi

Kampala Capital City Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with Makerere University for the rehabilitation of roads within the university.

Speaking at the signing ceremony at the university this morning, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe said the project will be undertaken by Stirling Civil Engineering Limited and Kiru Company Limited.

The two firms will construct the main roads, drainage systems and walkways with the entire project estimated to cost over Shs.6 billion.

The said amount should have been paid to the university as compensation by KCCA being one of the areas affected by the upgrade of Makerere Hill Road.

However, the university decided to use this money to rehabilitate its roads.

Some of the roads to be upgraded include Pool road, Mary Stewart road, Lincoln stretch and those leading to religious centres, among others.

Meanwhile, the University Secretary Charles Barugahare has said the four-month project will help the university to have cleaner and accessible roads.