Makerere university Halls: Why Lumumba Hall is called the power house of Makerere university

Makerere university Halls: Why Lumumba Hall is called the power house of Makerere university
Lights bringing out an extraordinary beauty of Lumumba in black and white photography taken from the chicken house compound (Photos by Katumba Badru)

Halls of Residence at Makerere university: After 10years of construction, Lumumba Hall finally opened in 1971 as the biggest Hall for male students at Makerere university campus.

Lumumba Hall was named after Congo Kinshasa’s renowned freedom fighter Patrick Lumumba.

Shortly after its opening, Idi Amin’s Soldiers invaded Mary Stuart hall and Lumumba students who up to now call themselves elephants fought back to repulse the soldiers.

It’s from here that a one Gongom lost his life.

The hall has a monument in his name honored by most students. Residents at Lumumba also brag that they harbor the ‘spirit’ of Gongom that wins battles.

It’s from this that we refer to Lumumba as the power house of Makerere university.

That’s why they are so rife with strikes that often cloud their events; some students and alumna always look forward to them, to settle pending issues there and then.

The monument of Gongom dressed in kanzu and condom at Lumumba Hall
The monument of Gongom dressed in kanzu and condom at Lumumba Hall
Makerere University Halls: Marry Stuart hall of residence was first opened in 1945

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