“Uganda House Investments Ltd has lost revenue due to the deadly lift at the building, forcing the foundation to install two new lifts and also improve the face of the premises,” he explained.
KAMPALA - After a series of break down and a public outcry, Milton Obote Foundation (MOF) has replaced the old lifts at Uganda House, refurbished the main and the lift lobbies at all the 14 floors of the building.
While commissioning the three projects at Uganda House on Thursday, MOF chairman board of directors, Paul Erongot revealed that a number of clients were forced to vacate the building due to the frequent break down of the lifts.
"Uganda House Investments Ltd has lost revenue due to the deadly lift at the building, forcing the foundation to install two new lifts and also improve the face of the premises," he explained.
Erongot told journalists that the sh280m project would attract many tenants and hence an increase in the foundation's revenue.
Apart from the clients' complaints, Erongot disclosed that outside visitors feared to access the building due to faulty elevators.
"We incurred a lot of costs in daily repairs of the elevators whenever it broke down," he noted.
Erongot stressed that with this innovation, the tenants will enjoy new and modern lifts that are faster with a bigger capacity of 1,150kgs.
"Other improved services include one free parking space, standby generators, fire detection, and firefighting equipment and other services," he said.
Uganda House was constructed in the early 1970s, while MOF was formed in 1964 by former Ugandan President Apollo Milton Obote and 41 distinguished politicians, professionals and businessmen.
MOF was incorporated on May 8, 1964, as a company limited by guarantee without shares and it is owned by subscribed members.
Other projects under MOF
Terence Oyepa, the group's general manager revealed that the foundation is undertaking a number of projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of the people.
"The foundation is undertaking a campaign to fight jiggers in Busoga sub-region with the main focus on school going children. Here we provide medical care to jigger victims, sensitization and provision of shoes," he said.
Oyepa also noted that MOF is enrolling a project to support the victims of nodding disease syndrome in the northern parts of the country.