KAMPALA – Following the deployment of the President’s security detail, SFC at Makerere University, PML Daily has learnt that Education Minister Janet Museveni is expected to visit the scene.
“More efforts by the Fire Brigade to put out remaining smoke on the left wing roof. The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni is expected to visit the scene in a few minutes,” the university posted on it’s official social media pages.
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.
According to the University Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, all the records had been destroyed by the Saturday night fire that razed the building.
He noted that offices of the university Human Resource, Auditor Finance and Public Relations were the most affected ones adding that the information was digitalised.
Nawangwe further revealed that the main building shall be restored to it’s historic state in the shortest time possible.
“It is a very dark morning for Makerere University. Our iconic Main Administration Building caught fire and the destruction is unbelievable. But we are determined to restore the building to it’s historic state in the shortest time possible,” Prof. Nawangwe noted on his official social media platforms.
The cause of the fire is still unknown however police have launched investigations into the matter.
“Fire and rescue services responded at the scene and managed to contain it’s spread. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain the exact cause of the fire,” Owoyesigire said.