KAMPALA – The other Ivory Tower structure that initially had not been affected by the fire, is now in flames PML Daily has learnt.
This structure houses the council room which shares the same floor with the Vice Chancellor’s office.
At the time the structure caught flames, police brigade had left the scene.
The fire, according to the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire is believed to have started from the roof spreading to floors that house both records and finance departments at around midnight.
The entire right hand side of the building that houses offices for the Finance Department, University secretary’s office, deputy vice chancellor administration and finance, central registry where , audit offices, pension offices, salary offices and human resource office were also burnt.
Addressing journalits at the site, the University Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe said the fire had been seen a few minutes after it started however it could not be stopped.
“The first fire trucks failed to put out the fire because they had short horses that could not spray long distances. By the time fire trucks with cranes and long horses arrived, the fire had already spread to nearly the entire right side of the building,” he said