Makerere University student leaders have called upon management to immediately halt the process of evicting vendors till it provides an alternative for the students.
The students led by their guild president Maseruka Robert petitioned the Dean of students on September 25th, 2023.
In their letter to the Dean, the leaders say students will face numerous challenges accessing services that these vendors have been providing on campus.
“It is prudent that these businesses have students as the target market and the services provided directly benefit them. It will be a great crisis for students who shall be set to face challenges of access to these services,”the letter partially reads.
The student leaders further present four demands to the university. First, they want to know the fate of the students that benefit from the services. Secondly they want administration to inform them of the alternatives they are thinking of.
These also want the administration to come clear on when the alternatives will be available and also demand to know how ready the university is to handle the looming crisis.
The plea of the student leaders following an eviction notice to all proprietors of unregistered businesses in the university among them being canteens at halls and printeries.
These had to be evicted on September 25th as per the work plan from estates and management. However, by press time no eviction had been effected.
The affected business community is currently having a pending case against Makerere University in the courts of law over forceful eviction.