MAK Students Protest Poor Quality Meals

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The Mess Minister, Timothy Mununuzi, threatened to mobilise students to pour the food unless the quality changes, saying they have been patient with the service provider for some time.

Over 700 residents of Africa and Livingstone hall in Makerere University boycotted supper on Sunday evening to protest the deteriorating food quality. Makerere University contracted Bossa Catering and Institutional Services in August 2014 to supply food to Africa Hall and Livingstone, Galloway and Kabanyolo students' hostels.
 
 
The move came after the university decided to phase out cooking for students and decided to hire service providers.  However, the students in Africa and Livingstone hall, say the food quality and quantity has been deteriorating over time. 
 

On Sunday, angry students decided to seal off all entrances to the Africa hall dining and vowed not to eat unless the service provider improves the quality of meals he serves them. The Mess Minister, Timothy Mununuzi, threatened to mobilise students to pour the food unless the quality changes, saying they have been patient with the service provider for some time.
 
 
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According to Mununuzi, they decided to stage a protest because they couldn't take it anymore.
 
 
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Gerald Oyeki, one of the angry students, wondered why BICs was slow at taking action.
 

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Our reporter couldn't reach the director Bossa Catering and Institutional Services (BICS). But one of the employees told URN on condition of anonymity that they have been experiencing water shortage, which has complicated their work.

 

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