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Speke Resort Goat Race Set For August Return

Speke Resort Munyonyo has announced the famous Royal Ascot Goat Race happen this year on 25 August 2018 after seven years of no action. For many years, the goat was the biggest event on the social calendar for people in Kampala.

“Yes, you’ve heard it right, the Royal Ascot Goat Race is back at the Resort. Save the date, 25th August, 2018,” Speke Resort Munyonyo announced on their social media pages.

It is an event where corporate companies show their might partying and socializing with the clients. Each corporate company’s tent buzzes with good music, drinks and food.

The goat race has its own take on fashion, and it was, until it took a sabbatical, a trend setter for fashion in Uganda. Set on the shores shores of Lake Victoria at iconic Speke Resort, the goat races fashion is beachy, kinky and daring.

It has over the years been organized by Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, the proprietor of Speke Resort Munyonyo and a host of other businesses under the Ruparelia Group. Basically, companies and individuals bring their meaety goats to race against each others for prizes including cash.


Victoria University To Start digital marketing After Digicon Academy Deal

Victoria University Uganda will cooperate to start courses teaching digital marketing at the Jinja Road based University. This development comes after the two academic organizations concurred and signed a memorandum of understanding to help them actualize their ambition.

“We have partnered with Victoria University Kampala Uganda to launch a series of co-branded courses in digital marketing. The partnership will initially start with a fast track course in Social Media Marketing,” Digicon Academy announced shortly after inking the deal.

“It’s never been more important for marketers to understand digital. We believe that digital should be a fundamental part of any marketing today. Through our partnership with Victoria University we will help more marketers develop and sharpen their knowledge and skills in digital.” Digicon said.

Victoria University said understanding digital marketing skills will empower the business community and individual. In a recent interview with this website, the dean faculty of business and management Dr Omotayo said the university was considering introducing various marketing courses because it’s a key component of doing business.

According to Aaron Musoke the digital trainer at Digicon Academy, the MoU between the two entities will grow the capacity of trainees and create more employment opportunities as the job market has expanded from an offline office setting to digital space.

Mr. Musoke further explained that Victoria University and Digicon academy will be launching a digital course that will bolster training and grow business and individual growth, these courses will be held Victoria University.

Kabira Country Club To Host Football Tourney

Kabira Country Club will yet again treat its customers and general public to a day of football at its Bukoto premises. The Kabira Football Tournament will take place on 24 June, 2018.

Eight teams, each consisting of six players will battle it out for numerous cash prizes. Registration to participate in the funfilled sporting event is ongoing at a cost of Shs200, 000 per team.

Early this year in January, Kabira Country Club held a half day 3*3 Half Court Tournament at the magnificent hotel basketball court. The hotel general manager, Vismay Maniyar, said the event was held to promote basketball.

The tournament which attracted over ten teams mostly made of customers and hotel staff members played under the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) rules and regulations. Best teams, players won a variety of prizes. Also a variety of food, drinks and music was in plenty.

Last year, on Saturday 17th December, Kabira Country Club hosted celebrities who participated in Dorah Mwima Foundation Charity Football match. The event saw hundreds of celebrities gracing and turning up for the Charity Football Tournament.

These celebrities were TV/radio preseters, musicians, actors & actresses , singers, former beauty queens, royals, film producers, fashion designers, well known business men & women, comedians, socialites, event promoters, DJs, Mc’s, professional footballers and politicians.

Kabira Country Club is the premier boutique hotel in the city providing unrivalled luxury and is the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, a holiday location, a memorable wedding setting and a business and conference centre.

The hotel a fully equipped gym, a world class sporting and recreational facilities which cater for a wide range of fitness and wellness needs. It has 2 heated swimming pools, 3 squash courts, a sports field, four clay floodlit tennis court and floodlit basketball court and spa.

Ruparelia Group Opens Showroom Building For Industrialists

Crane Management Services, a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group, recently opened to the public a magnificent piece of architecture in Industrial Park, on 5th Street, to serve as a showroom for industrialists, manufacturers and producers.

Crane Management Services Managing Director Mr Rajiv Ruparelia officially flag the state of the art storied building doors open for industrialists to showcase their products.

The building, sitting on approximately 1600 square metres with a spacious parking room which can with a spacious parking room up to 50 cars, is ready for occupation.

Mr Rajiv revealed that the new building will help business people to hype their products through showcasing. “This is another opportunity for the members of the informal and industrial sectors to exploit through acquisition of the spaces to showcase their products,”

Crane Management Services is a leading real estate company that manages buildings like The Cube, Hardware City, Hardware Plaza, Kampala Boulevard, Market Plaza and Speke Apartments on Wampeewo Avenue in Kololo among others.

When McKenzie Hosted Rock Comedy At Speke Hotel

Each Tuesday, all roads for comedy lover lead to Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar and Grill for the weekly comedy Tuesday nights and last Tuesday it was not any different as Rudeboy McKenzie Kella the best comedians in town.

The night kicked off early with a number of musicians taking to the stage with an assortment of some the world’s best music renditions. It didn’t take long for the funniest comedians to hit the stage to crack their jokes incessantly.

Funny man Patrick Idrigi Salvado commandeered his equally funny men and women to do what they do best. We bring you the night’s captured images to speak the proverbial thousand words to you our readers.



Victoria University Students Celebrate Completion Of Semester

The year 2018 is fast becoming a year of success for many people half way into it. And for students at Victoria University Kampala completing semester one of the year was an achievement that was not going to pass by in silence.

On Saturday, students gathered at Kampala Parents’ School poolside in Naguru to celebrate their academic triumph. The party which went on till late night was also used as a farewell gig for finalist students.

The Guild, which organized the party, ensured that food, drinks and music were flawless and flowed in a manner that hyped the celebration through the night.

Victoria University, the fastest growing private university in East Africa, stands out as a pivot of academic excellence, offering a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers and pushes pedagogical boundaries.

The Jinja Road University is committed to the advancement of higher education in the country and the East African region by establishing exemplary, specialized and employment-oriented education.

PHOTOS: Comedy Returns To Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar Splendidly

Rock Comedy Tuesdays has fast become the best night of comedy in Kampala if performance in the previous weeks is anything to go by. First, Rock Bar and Grill at Speke Hotel on Nile Avenue – Speke Road is a venue which is easily accessible, serene and convenient.

The Rock Comedy Tuesdays happening on every Tuesday of the week has hosted some of the country’s best comedians. Comedy stars like Salvado, Mariachi, Kelekele, Richard Tuwangye, Akite, Tindi and others have all made an appearance at the historic hotel bar.

Below we share with you our readers’ pictures from the previous Rock Comedy Tuesdays. Enjoy.

PHOTOS: Sanyu Babies’ Home Gets Victoria University Support

Victoria University students through their association Health Science Students Association In Victoria University and members of staff delivered an assortment of gifts to children under the care of Sanyu Babies Home


Daphne Kyampiire, the president of this association together with Guild President Mariah Peggy Nabunya and Miss Victoria University 2017 and 2018 led a delegation of students to deliver items like items pampers, baby wipes, porridge, milk, washing detergent, vaseline, soap, toilet paper and baby’s clothes.


They also engaged in activities like washing of baby’s clothes, painting with babies and interacted with the babies. They toured the home and visited the babie’s nursery, kitchen, laundry room and sorting room for clothes. Below are pictures captured.

For 82 years now, Sanyu Babies Home, founded by Milnes Winfred Walker (RIP), a former midwife at Mengo Hospital, has devoted its resources to tirelessly make the lives of abandoned children worth living.


Most, if not all, of the children under the care of Sanyu Babies Home have been abandoned by their mothers under unclear circumstances. They are mainly found on the roadside, retrieved from pit latrines, rubbish bins, ditches and any other place troubled parents find convenient to dump these innocent kids.

Victoria University Signs MoU With Wizarts Media

Victoria University Kampala has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wizarts Media to enable the University’s journalism students to benefit from constant industry engagement through apportioned working hours at the broadcast production house.

Victoria University students pursuing a Bachelor, Diploma and Short Courses of Journalism and Media Studies will also benefit from Wizarts Media experience to build their skills and create industry networks from which they will build a career in journalism.

Wizarts Media is a 360 media warehouse where our students will obtain total media experience throughout their academic life at the University, said Pamella Magino, Victoria University's Marketing & Recruitment Specialist.

Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fred Kasirye, said Wizarts Media will offer internship placements and skills trainings to students. “I can say our degree in Journalism and Media Studies is on the road for value addition. Students will work two days of every week starting next semester while they also study. This is a good selling point,” Kasirye said.

 Joseph Nyakana, Victoria University’s registrar in his opening remarks said that with this agreement and collaboration, students will be able to relate to the real world. “Students will be able to build their research and knowledge skills,” he said.

The MoU signing ceremony was witnessed by Marlie Keishamaza, a student of Bachelors in Journalism, Imam Shaffi, a Marketing Consultant, Fred Kasirye, the Dean of Humanities, and Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, the Vice Chancellor.

Wizarts Media was represented by Sam Bunya the Operations Officer and Tisha Mperize - Sales and Marketing representing the CEO of Wizarts media. Sam Bunya said the partnership is a wonderful opportunity to impact the people of media.

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