Makerere University: Main Gate ‘dons’ new look.

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Following management plans to relocate and redevelop the institution’s main gate, the reconstruction and redesigning for a new look are under way.

 In a move to reform Makerere hill road, changes have been proposed with firm attention to the main entrance. At the moment, the ongoing construction is steadily giving a beautiful face to the university.

The main gate was relocated in 2016 to reduce traffic in the university and also enable KCCA expand the Wandegeya - Nakulabye road.

In a report published on KCCA website, 27/June/2017, the construction of the gate, Makerere Hill road and other nearby roads are funded by the World Bank and the government of Uganda through Kampala Capital City Authority. This is all entailed in the Implementation of Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP2).

 “We are constructing the university’s main gate entrance as a way of compensating the University for Part of their land in our road expansion,” says Kaujju KCCA director of public and corporate affairs.

Engineer Stuart M. of the Excel construction company says that his company took over the work from the Chinese company. They were employed to finish and clean up the place, by the end of September, they expect to be done.

In the construction process, the workers have been troubled with the weather changes and delayed materials. Lubyayi Peter an employee at the site says that when it starts raining, they all run away for shelter, this has contributed to the delayed in the works.

 Muhumuza a guard at the site is very happy to see that the bigger part of the construction has been done.

“I expect to see a new work place and a new face of Makerere which has been designed to the standards with a good gate and security lights.” he adds.