The 2019 edition of the Makerere University Alumni Run has massively flopped, our snoops can confirm. The run that is organised by the university every year as a form of fundraiser has registered its lowest turn up since inception – about 3 years ago.
According to students our reporter interviewed, there was very little excitement surrounding the activity this year since even within the students themselves, organisation was too low and some didn’t even know it was happening.
The chief runner this year was former Chancellor Prof Mondo Kagonyera and we are told he only accepted the responsibility to save face of the run because it was clear from the word go that it would flop.
Even the Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe was dumbfounded. He could not believe his own eyes and immediately set out to rally alumni and well wishers for the 2020 run.
“I congratulate all participants in the MakRun 2019 and especially the winners. I thank Prof. Mondo Kagonyera for officiating as our Chief Runner. I encourage all alumni of Makerere and well wishers to participate in the 2020 MakRun. Together, we will build the Students Center.” he tweeted after the run.
Proceeds from the run are meant to benefit a 15Bn shilling Students’ Centre in the heart of the university.