Makerere Student Makes Tear Gas Out Of Sugar

Samuel Magarura aka Falcao, a fourth-year Chemistry student at Makerere University, has left his fellows surpised when he unveiled his new innovation of tear gas made from sugar.

Mugarura demonstrated the one-man innovation from Caltec Academy play ground today morning.

During the one-hour event, Mugarura said his IED tear gas is less toxic compared to the one being used by police nowadays.

He added that the tear gas is made up of ingredients that are at everyone's disposal, yet it's very effective.

Pinto's Hostel On Sale


The famous Makerere-affiliated girls’ hostel Pinto’s has been put on sale after the owner failed to clear a loan of about USD 2 million.

Pinto’s Girls’ Hostel in Kikoni. It is to be sold off due to failure by its management to clear a loan it acquired.

According to Musa Mayanja, the manager of the hostel, the three-storey  structure located in Kikoni is owned by Sir Pinto Distributors Ltd (SPDL) who acquired a loan from a yet to be identified lender  and failed to clear the it within the agreed period of time.

Makerere Fort Portal campus: Shs3bn was lost before indefinite closure

In 2010, when Makerere University council agreed to put up branches up country, it probably did not foresee that the western campus that was based in Fort Portal, Kabarole District, would soon be closed to several constraints.

The campus was in April this year indefinitely closed by the same council that brought about its birth six years ago.

According to Prof Ali Twaha, the then acting vice chancellor, the move to start the campus followed several pleas from the western region leaders and community who requested to have a Makerere university branch in the area.