KAMPALA – The Makerere University Business School (MUBS) guild in partnership with the Office of Dean of Students is planning a relief food intervention to students stranded in hostels and rentals, PML Daily has learnt.
According to a statement posted on the University social media platforms, the intervention is strictly for students who were unable to travel back to their respective homes but stayed in hostels or rentals during the lockdown.
“The relief will help these students at least through the 21 days of the quarantine extension as they continue to observe the safety guidelines,” reads an excerpt.
Speaking to this website, Mr Vicent Mugabe, the Information Minister said it is a guild initiative to come in the rescue of their colleagues.
“We got to know about students stuck in hostels and rentals, so this is an initiative that we as the leaders can find a way of saving our people,” he said.
“Students in hostels should send their information so that we know how many people are their so that we can inform the school or government to give them fuid,” said Mr Mugabi.
He added that, “We do not have funds but if we get the information we shall seek for funding while we are sure we have evidence.”
Students have been asked to submit their name, course, registration number and their place of residence.
“Please send the above details through these contacts below: Ndinumukiza Wisdom (Guild Deputy Prime Minister)
0700315236 and Mugabe Vincent Information Minister 0757710981/0780822805,” reads the statement in part.
“The best model of the intervention shall be determined by the office of the Dean of students together with MUBS guild,” he said.
He added that,”This support is free and thus no solicitations for contributions of any form shall be allowed.”