KAMPALA – The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has on September 2 denied allegations of flooding tower as it was seen in a circulating video on Monday after heavy rain pour.
According to the letter signed by the URA Head Public and Corporate Affairs Vicent Seruma, the rainwater came through windows.
“Today we experienced exceptionally heavy rains with strong winds which pushed rainwater through the roof louvers that dropped to floor two where the atrium starts,” he noted.
Adding that, “The URA tower is a green building, designed to use a natural ventilation system where fresh air comes through the windows, and hot air raises through the atrium and finally exists through the louvers at the top.”
He noted that a solution to protect louvers from such exceptional storms is being put in place while at the same time maintaining the original design features of the building to remain energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
The 23-floor building cost taxpayers Shs139b and it was officially opened by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in January this year.
Upon completion, URA had to shift most of its staff from nearby Kampala offices to the tower.