KAMPALA -The Uganda Christian University has commissioned a bakery worth UGX400 million shillings.
The event was presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi, at the weekend. This came after a long journey of discussions to have the facility at the Eunice Guesthouse.
The bakery will work as training ground for students offering a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, supply confectionaries to the University and also boost hospitality and accommodation programmes which will expand to travel.
“We have done this but it is not all about jobs and money, it is intended to promote vocationalism among our students, raising some funds as well as getting our staff something to eat at a subsidized price while doing work,” said Dr. Senyonyi.
Miss Vanessa Ngango, the Hospitality Officer, said that the expansion of this facility to the student community will improve their skills and also help them to make business for their survival.
“Expanding such facilities to the students’ community will allow them make some business and also improve on their skills,” Ngango said.
She also added that with this facility, in five years to come UCU would be producing the best-trained students of Tourism and Hospitality Management who will be on high demand in the Job market.
The bakery has four chambers each of which can accommodate 52 loaves of bread, an aggregate of 208 loaves of bread per baking.