The main building of Makerere University, one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa caught fire in wee hours of Sunday
Video’s making rounds on social media show the roof of the main building burning uncontrollably.
‘‘It is a very dark morning for Makerere University’’ said vice chancellor prof. Barnabas Nawangwe
He added ‘‘our iconic Main Administration Building caught fire and the destruction is unbelievable ‘’
The building is unique with its 20th century British architecture. Construction the building was completed in 1941 under the leadership of Mr. George C. Turner, Principal, Makerere College (1939-46).
The major fire engulfed the 80 -year-old Main Administration Building, destroying properties worth millions. The cause of the fire remains unknown.
The vice chancellor however assured Ugandans that his administration is ready restore the building
‘‘we are determined to restore the building to its historic state in the shortest time possible.’’ He said