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THIS WEEK: Makerere to stop providing food for resident students

FILE PHOTO: Makerere resident students reporting campus

THIS WEEK: Makerere to stop providing food for resident students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Starting June students residing in halls at Makerere University will have to buy food after management resolved to give government sponsored students money to cover for their food expenses.

This came up after a report from the Finance and Planning Committee of the University Council presented findings of its survey where they asked students to choose whether they wanted money or for the halls to continue giving them food and over 50% of the students preferred money.

Shs4000 per day per student is what the university has been paying to the four food service providers that have had this contract since 2014 but there have been calls to have the prices raised with the increase in food prices.

Now, with the contracts ending in June, the about 6000 students benefitting from the programme will have to buy food from any restaurant of their choice. This has attracted mixed reactions for one plate of food costs between Shs3000 and 10,000.

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