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Kingdom Kampala Is Here To Accommodate New Needs Of Ugandans

In creating a new metropolitan city, real estate developers must address the needs of the new Ugandan corporate audience, Rajiv Ruparelia, a director of Ruparelia Group, said in interview. This was during the opening of Kingdom Kampala, a multibillion property.

Rajiv said the modern corporates are looking for ‘lifestyle offices’ because the middle class is growing and Ugandans are becoming more entrepreneurial. These modern entrepreneurs are looking for modern office space that gives them comfort.

“Today many residents are pushed to suburbs such as Nalya, Nageera, Bunga and others. The city needs to grow and take up the skyline and provide services to the corporates; the people who are doing business in the city,” Rajiv noted.

“The airspace is not yet charged by government, it is cheaper to build going up than expanding wide. In Kampala, we are growing at a population growth of one million people per year, so our population growth is quite high.

“So how do we accommodate all of them, where do they work? How do you create a metropolitan city and accommodate new needs of Ugandans today?” he wondered.

Kingdom Kampala is a spacious modern property centrally located between Nile Avenue and Dewinton road where Shimon Demonstration Primary School was located before the land was sold to a Dubai investor who failed to put up a five star hotel.

The demolition of the primary school caused a bitter public conversation before and after the Dubai investor failed on his hotel promise. But Rajiv wants Ugandans to put that behind them and focus on the positives that have been erected on the land.

“Shimon School served its purpose - we either keep Kampala undeveloped or we develop Kampala. Urbanization is taking place, when Shimon School was here, we only had half a million people living in Kampala city, today we have four million.

These people need place to do business from – office space to serve them and we are addressing this need and demand for corporate offices.”  

MTN Donates Computers To Hoima Vocational School

By George Busiinge  

Students of St. Simon Peter Vocational Training Institute, Hoima are set to benefit from a fully furnished ICT lab courtesy of the MTN Foundation in partnership with a Belgian NGO, Enable, formerly known as Belgian Technical Cooperation-BTC.

The donation of 10 computers and accessories, plus free wireless internet connectivity for one year worth sh50miilion was part of MTN’s activities that mark 20 year of expectance in Uganda on Saturday.

Under this arrangement Enable Uganda will be required to feed the computers with current and relevant data on vocation developments.

Speaking at the commissioning of the laboratory, Dorcas Muhwezi, the General Manager Customer Experience MTN Uganda said that said that the donation is aimed at skilling Ugandan youth for the 21st century job market by enabling them to access technical and vocational information online through open education resources for skills development.

Muhwezi further noted that the decision to support vocational institutions was based on the fact that vocational training is a sure way of addressing unemployment, which is a major issue for the youth in Uganda today.

”The MTN Foundation which is the corporate social responsibility arm of MTN Uganda, in partnership with Enable, an NGO that supports vocational training institutes with a vision to end unemployment and extreme poverty,  is extending support to the ‘Skilling Uganda’ National Project in Vocational institutes through the provision of computers and fast internet connection” she said.

While launching commissioning the laboratory, Dr Lawrence Bategeka the Hoima Municipal Member of Parliament commended MTN for the initiative adding that the donation is complementing government efforts in advocating for vocation education.

He noted that there is need for parents to encourage the children to embrace vocation skills to end the challenge of unemployment in the country.

He noted that the youth have a negative attitude towards vocation education adding that many think that vocation education is for the failures.

He added that there is need to have a mindset change campaign for the youth to know that vocation skills are the way to go to ensure sustainable development.

The Principal of St Simon vocation institute Richard Alikira says that the donation will enable access to electronic library resources that provide the most current research and peer-reviewed scientific and applied information.

He explained that the institute with 465 students has been sharing laboratory with 20 computers, saying that the addition of 10 computers will reduce on the burden.   However demanded for more support saying that institute is having a deficit of 50 computers.

Bwaise Muslims Get Ramadan Goodies From Ruparelia Group

The holy month of Ramadan is a period of giving and sharing love and that is what Ruparelia Group, through its subsidiary Premier Recruitment Ltd, a company that connects Ugandans to well-paying jobs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, did when it donated food to a Muslim community in Bwaise, a Kampala suburb.

Sharifa Nanyombi who works for Premier Recruitment Limited said the delivered bags of rice, sugar, kilograms of meat, jerry cans of cooking oil and other edibles to help Muslims break their fast at iftar.

Sowedi Siraje Wasswa, an imam at one of the mosques in Bwaise and received the donation, said almost 400 people break their fast at the mosque. They cook 80kgs of rice every day and use 10kgs of sugar for every iftar meal.

“Muslims in this community extend our appreciation to our brother Rajiv Ruparelia who has given us iftar to break the fast. Muslims in this community who break their fast in this place are very many,” Imam Wasswa said.

He said that as a community, they tried to fundraise but what they achieved is not enough. Imam Wasswa pleaded for more support from well-wishers. “We are almost 400 people therefore the need for help is still great. As a community we fundraised but it is not enough because we are very many,” he explained.

Easter Sunday Proggies: Enjoy A Fun Filled Easter Weekend At These Places

This weekend Christians world over are celebrated the life of a scared name and personality, a deity –Jesus Christ, the son of the good lord God. The Easter weekend is used by the faithful to mark a big milestone in the salvation of humanity.

From Good Friday when Jesus was sacrificed to Easter Monday when he ascended to him, Christians in many ways celebrate by sharing love with family and friends. You can do the same by checking out these well curated celebration at different hotels, bars, restaurants and resorts. They are ideal for family outings.

EASTER SUNDAY ROAST AT KABIRA

It is going to be a meat affair this Easter Sunday at Kabira Country Club when revelers turn up for the much anticipated Easter Sunday Roast. The event will be the peak of Easter celebration at the five hotel which begun last weekend with the Easter Carnival.

The day will start early to allow the hotel team prepare for a live roast of goats, chicken, beef and pork meats, a live band to entertain revelers, jumping castle, face painting and egg hunt for the kids.

To meet customers’ expectations, Kabira Country Club has designed a special menu to fit the day’s billing. All this will only be for a fee of 60,000shs for adults and 30,000shs kids this Easter. It has set up different counters for different menus and recipes.

EASTER AT KHYBER PASS RESTAURANT

For tasty, freshly cooked food served in a relaxed atmosphere, this Easter weekend, look no further that Khyber Pass Restaurant located at Speke Hotel, on Nile Avenue.

Between 19th to 22nd April, Khyber Pass Restaurant has lined up an Easter Menu that it intends to serve its customers. Recipes at Khyber Pass Restaurant are prepared with care by renowned International Chefs.

On Easter Sunday, customers will be treated to a glass of a fresh juice of their choice before the main course of chicken spring rolls or vegetable spring rolls, gosht korma or chatipati subzie (mixed vegees cooked in a tangy mint sauce), vegetable fried rice, African chapatti and phirni (dessert - Indian sweet pudding).

All this will come at an affordable Shs100, 000 for a family package – two adults, 2two kids of five years maximum. Extra people will be charged half the normal price and extra kids above five years to be charged Shs25, 000.

FAMILY EASTER DAY OUT AT SPEKE HOTEL

For family outing, Speke Hotel, the first and one of the oldest hotels in Kampala Uganda, will be the place to be this Easter weekend. Speke Hotel located on Nile Avenue has dedicated the weekend to enable their customers and their families celebrate the Christian festivities.

This Easter, Speke Hotel, has come up with a special menu to make merry. The Speke Hotel Easter Menu will include vegetable soup (clear cream) or avocado and tomato salad; pepper steak with tender beef steak grilled to perfection with black pepper com sauce and honey velvet served with either rice/mashed potatoes/chips.

Also on the menu is tilapia zanzibar, fish filled grilled and served with either rice /mashed potatoes/chips; chicken rosemary, chicken leg/breast grilled to perfection; crepe mount Rwenzori, crepes of lemon and brandy sauce served with choice of ice cream inside; and rainbow ice cream.

EASTER BBQ BRUNCH AT LA CABANA RESTAURANT

This Easter weekend, you and your loved ones have a chance to come together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at La Cabana Restaurant at the scheduled Easter BBQ brunch.

La Cabana at Speke Apartments, Wampewo Avenue, is Kampala’s premium and ritzy churrasco grill restaurant serving Brazilian, Continental and Indian cuisines. And this Easter it has set to feed individuals, families and corporate organizations this Easter Sunday, 21st April, 2019.

At the Easter BBQ Brunch (breakfast & lunch), customers have a chance to choose between two packages – Easter Classic and Easter Premium. These two offers come with discounts fofr children below the age of ten years.

The Easter Classic package going for Shs99, 000 offers a glass of champagne, open salad bar, classic churrasco meat (unlimited 6 cuts of meat until you drop), side dishes and Easter special dessert while the Easter Premium packages a glass of champagne, open salad bar, classic churrasco meat (unlimited 9 cuts of meat until you drop), side dishes and Easter special dessert.

RICH BRUNCH MENU AT SPEKE RESORT MUNYONYO

Easter holidays, like Christmas holidays, are meant to be celebrated together with family and friends. This year, Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are giving you a deep reason to celebrate.

Every celebration is complete with an assortment of local and exotic food of all types prepared in a manner that glorifies the occasion. Fruits and drinks of all sorts come handy to match with the occasion.

And this Easter, Speke Resort Munyonyo has arranged a special brunch (breakfast & lunch) this Easter Sunday with a rich menu. From drinks, bread, buffet, fruits and a kids corner.

Speke Resort Munyonyo wants your Easter Sunday (21st April, 2019, starting 11:30am to 4pm), at Nyanja Restaurant, to be perfect and memorable.

MUNYONYO COMMONWEALTH RESORT THE PLACE TO BE

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort and Speke Resort Munyonyo have extended their heavily discounted weekend packages that normally run from Fridays to Sundays to also cover the entire Easter weekend.

This in effect constitutes discounts ranging from 17% to 46% on selected room packages, for individuals, couples and families/groups of up to 4 people.

In an email to this news site, Mr Ajit Singh, the Rooms Division Manager at the 2 hotels said the weekend package has been extended from Thursday 18th April – Monday 22nd April, 2019 (both days included).

DOLPHIN SUITES EASTER PROGRAM

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Kabira Country Club Set For Easter Sunday Meat Roasting

It is going to be a meat affair this Easter Sunday at Kabira Country Club when revelers turn up for the much anticipated Easter Sunday Roast. The event will be the peak of Easter celebration at the five hotel which begun last weekend with the Easter Carnival.

The day will start early to allow the hotel team prepare for a live roast of goats, chicken, beef and pork meats, a live band to entertain revelers, jumping castle, face painting and egg hunt for the kids.

To meet customers’ expectations, Kabira Country Club has designed a special menu to fit the day’s billing. All this will only be for a fee of 60,000shs for adults and 30,000shs kids this Easter. It has set up different counters for different menus and recipes.

Customers coming for the Easter Sunday Roast should expect the Soup Counter - cream of pumpkin and ginger soup; Salad Bar - lettuce salad, cucumber salad, tomato salad, carrot salad, beetroot salad, Cole straw salad, garden salad; and Salad Sauces - French dressings balsamic vinegar and thousand island.

The Pasta Live Counters - penne, fusil, macaroni, spaghetti; Sauces - bolognaise & garlic sauce, white cheese sauce, tomato sauce; Condiments - carrots, broccoli, green chilies, coriander, sweet corn, olives and cheese; Meat Counter - whole roasted goat, rolled beef, whole roasted chicken and suckling pig.

The Accompaniment will include jack potato, gravy, brown rice, creamy spinach; Bread Station - assorted bread rolls, French loaf, garlic bread; Dessert - assorted pastries and English roasted pudding.

The Kids Area - penne alfredo, French fries, mini beef burger, mini vegetarian pizza, mini sausage roll, ice cream with toppings.

 

No Plan For Easter Weekend Yet, Khyber Pass Restaurant Has Some For You

For tasty, freshly cooked food served in a relaxed atmosphere, this Easter weekend, look no further that Khyber Pass Restaurant located at Speke Hotel, on Nile Avenue.

Between 19th to 22nd April, Khyber Pass Restaurant has lined up an Easter Menu that it intends to serve its customers. Recipes at Khyber Pass Restaurant are prepared with care by renowned International Chefs.

On Easter Sunday, customers will be treated to a glass of a fresh juice of their choice before the main course of chicken spring rolls or vegetable spring rolls, gosht korma or chatipati subzie (mixed vegees cooked in a tangy mint sauce), vegetable fried rice, african chapatti and phirni (dessert - indian sweet pudding).

All this will come at an affordable Shs100, 000 for a family package – two adults, 2two kids of five years maximum. Extra people will be charged half the normal price and extra kids above five years to be charged Shs25, 000.

Khyber Pass Restaurant gets its name from the Khyber Pass mountain in Western Asia. The Khyber Pass has been a silent witness to countless different varieties of cuisines and the art of frontier cooking in the history of mankind.

The story of the Khyber Pass is composed of much colour and romance, such tragedy and glory makes Frontier Cuisine look stranger than fiction.the Khyber Pass in Kampala bring you the recipes of frontier tawa tandoor [clay pot] cooking.

Family Easter Day Out At Speke Hotel

For family outing, Speke Hotel, he first and one of the oldest hotels in Kampala Uganda, will be the place to be this Easter weekend. Speke Hotel located on Nile Avenue has dedicated the weekend to enable their customers and their families celebrate the Christian festivities.

This Easter, Speke Hotel, a member of the Speke Group of Hotels, has come up with a special menu to make merry. The Speke Hotel Easter Menu will include vegetable soup (clear cream) or avocado and tomato salad; pepper steak with tender beef steak grilled to perfection with black pepper com sauce and honey velvet served with either rice/mashed potatoes/chips.

Also on the menu is tilapia zanzibar, fish filled grilled and served with either rice /mashed potatoes/chips; chicken rosemary, chicken leg/breast grilled to perfection; crepe mount Rwenzori, crepes of lemon and brandy sauce served with choice of ice cream inside; and rainbow ice cream.

Ruparelia Foundation Donates Cement To Archdiocese Of Mbarara

Ruparelia Foundation has donated bags of cement towards the construction of a multipurpose building project of the Archdiocese of Mbarara Development Association (AMDA). The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Ruparelia Group.

The Ruparelia Foundation works to improve and promote health, education, sports, general welfare, relieve poverty, better human livelihood, support wild life and animal welfare and preservation of the environment by fostering partnerships among businesses, corporations, governments, nongovernmental organizations and private individuals

The Ruparelia Foundation was formed in the year 2012 with the vision of helping and promoting the wellbeing of the society and the environment. Through diverse projects we believe that the best way to live our lives is to make the world a better place than we found it.

Be In Love This Valentine’s Day At Speke Resort Munyonyo

Iconic Speke Resort Munyonyo is at it again, this time giving their clients a chance to celebrate valentines for a week at the resort. Valentine’s Day At Munyonyo is coming with a number of twists and offers before and after the D-day, Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Speke Resort Munyonyo is offering their clients a romantic 4 course set menu dinner at only Shs169, 000 per couple; this will include a glass of wine, roses for the lady, safari lamps and live music at Lake Terrace Restaurant.

The Best dressed couple for the day which will start early, at 10 AM – 11:45 PM, will receive a voucher for lunch for two at Speke Resort Poolside, excluding drinks.

Special Valentines week

Also, you can enjoy Special Room rates during the Special Valentines week, with rooms as low as 149$ from 14th - 17th February.

On Valentine’s Day, guests will enjoy a Romantic 4 course dinner, a special live band at Lake Terrace Restaurant on 15th February, bask in the Sparkling Saturday at the Viking bar on 16th and crown it with a Lakeside Carnival on Sunday where they can enjoy roasted goat meat.

To reserve yourself and your loved ones a weekend full of romance and bliss, call reservations on +256 752 711 714.

Speke Resort Munyonyo is conveniently located only 12 km from the centre of Kampala; it offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation and leisure facilities together with the finest conference and business meeting location in East Africa. It is situated in an idyllic setting at Munyonyo on the shore of Lake Victoria.

Valentine’s Day Comes With A Twist At La Cabana Restaurant

It is that time of the year when lovers spoil each other with love in form of gifts and attention. One of the most important gifty idea a love can extend to their partners is an outing at an idyllic and romantic setting.

This year, La Cabana Restaurant is offering just that only this time with a twist. La Cabana Valentine's twist is a celestial like celebration of the finest cuts of meat, soothing ambiance - where couples can serenade their love.

This Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to express your love and devotion to your better half with the smooth sounds of the Piano Legend, Kulanga Lawrance.

On Valentine’s Day, clients have two options to choose from - Valentine Classic which is coming at a cut price of Shs230, 000 per couple and Valentine Premium also at a cut price of Shs299, 000 per couple.

The Valentine Classic options comes with the couple enjoying starters, bottle of house wine, an open salad bar, Brazilian Churrasco meat (6 cuts of meat untnil you drop), slides & dessert.

While the Valentine Premium comes with the couple enjoying starters, bottle of house wine, an open salad bar, Brazilian Churrasco meat (9 cuts of meat until you drop), slides & dessert.

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