Soroti University gets Shs8b boost, opens next year

Wednesday October 12 2016

An artistic impression of the new Soroti

An artistic impression of the new Soroti 

By Sandra Babirye

SOROTI. Uganda’s ninth public university has received a Shs8 billion boost from government to complete its stalled multi-billion shillings structures, setting the pace for admission of students next year.

Speaking at a Independence Day celebration at Soroti Sports Ground on Tuesday evening, Resident District Commissioner John Stephen Ekoom said the government has already sent the Shs8 billion balance that was being demanded by the construction firm.

“Government has already fulfilled his mandate at Soroti University and the money has already been sent for the completion of the buildings. Government is committed in fulfilling its pledges and I hope soon the university will be running”, Mr Ekoom said.

He said admissions to the university will be rolled out next year.

Complaint Construction Company was contracted by the University Taskforce and received Shs10 billion to put up the structures and the Shs8 billion balance was to have been settled as soon as the construction had commenced.

Mr Ekoom challenged Ugandans to attend national days to show patriotism for their country in order to achieve development.

The Independence Day celebrations was attended by district leaders including District council chairperson George Michael Egunyu, NRM district Chairperson John Bosco Elwelu, mayor Omer, and Soroti chief magistrate Ruth Nabbasa.