The leader of Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol Ochan has called for thorough investigations into the Makerere University fire that destroyed millions of properties.
The fire whose cause is still being investigated by different teams from KCCA, Police fire and forensic department started Saturday night and it took police two days to stop it.
Aol while on her fact finding visit to Makerere university said that police this time should investigate and produce a report and if any motive to the fire outbreak is found, the culprits should be arrested, prosecuted and punished.
Meanwhile Aol has appealed to the government to urgently reconstruct the Makerere Ivory tower to continue keeping the pride of Makerere University.
She says the tower has been acting as a historical and tourist building for the University across the world.
It’s from this incident that the LoP Aol appealed to the government to set up an Independent Ministry of Disaster and Preparedness separate from the office of the prime minister to address such emergencies in the country.
Aol says on many occasions the government is held at ransom and in panic when incidents of disaster like mad slides, Covid and fires happen.
She proposes that its’ now time for the country to have a ministry in charge of disasters and have a proper work-plan and budget for such calamities rather than asking for supplementary budgets from parliament.