Makerere University has increased its water storage capacity after renovating two main water reservoirs at a cost of Shs 100m.
Each of the tanks can hold 170,000 litres and the development will see water supply at the university's main campus increase from 900,000 to 1,240,000 litres, a 30% increment. According to the university spokesperson Rita Namisango renovation started on September 24, 2012, ending on November 16, 2012. Civicon Ltd carried out the works at Makerere's Observatory hill.
Acknowledging the work done, the acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof Robert Ikoja-Odong said: "We have used internally-generated money to fund the renovation works and increase water supply ... the university management is putting the money to worthwhile causes."
Namisango added that the development would end students' demands for more water and improve hygiene at the university substantially.