A survey conducted by Kampala City Council has found that most student hostels in the city are not fit for human habitation.
John Lule, the KCC Chief Health Inspector, says the survey conducted in April shed more light on growing public concerns about the state of student hostels in Kampala. He says most of the hostels do not have functioning toilets, running water and adequate lighting. The rooms are also extremely congested.
Standards rooms built to accommodate four students often have six to 10 people living in them.
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Lule says the hostels have been issued a stern warning and ordered to improve their facilities immediately. He says hostels in good condition will be given occupational permits and certificates of sustainability. Those that fall short will be closed.
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The hostels surveyed are around Makerere University and Makerere University business school.
Francesca Mahoro, a student of Makerere University says finding good accommodation is very hard. She says the good rooms are expensive and the affordable ones are either in rundown buildings in bad neighborhoods or are overcrowded.
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