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Speke Resort Set To Host Fun Family Day

Speke Resort Munyonyo will on Sunday 23rd September, 2018, host a Family Fun Day at the Stables from 11:00 am to 6:00pm. It will be a fun packed day for all the family. Tickets for adults are available at Shs30,000 while entrance for kids is free of charge. 

The days fun activities will include cooking competitions, polo lessons, boat ride, horse riding, water slide, bouncing castle, golf putting competition among others. There will also be food and drinks counters.

The food and beverages counters will be serving pizza, sushi, grilled meat, Indian vegetables, fast foods, ice cream, cakes and desserts, cocktails, wines and spirits, beer and soda.

The event organizers are calling all budding chefs to participate in cooking competition. The cooking competition which help participants to show off their cooking skills has be divided into three age categories.

The first competition will be among kids under ten years, then those between 10 and 14 and finally adults. Lots of prizes and raffle prizes will be won on the day.  

All proceeds from the event, according to organizers will be utilized to support underprivileged paediatric cancer patients lodge. New Hope Childrens hostel, a charitable organization will be getting a lab facility with blood chemistry and full blood count machine.

New Hope Children’s hostel is a home away from home for children with cancer while they access treatment from the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI).

For more details about the event, please contact 0794874455/0702010017 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For ticket purchases and further inquiry call 0776005786. The event is supported by Speke Resort, The Lawns, Cafe Roma, Oryx among others.


Buliisa Beauty Wins Miss Tourism Bunyoro

By George Businge 

Leticia Kuganyira alias  Laudisha Abwooli , 20, from Buliisa district won the presitigous regional Miss Tourism Bunyoro 2018/2019 last weekend. She beat off competition from five other girls to emerge victorious.

Kuganyira, a journalism student from Kampala International University, attributed her victory to being confident, having a good relationship with fellow contestants as tools she used to win the contest.

Penelope Ampumuza Atwooki and Alinda Donata emerged first and second runners up at the event which was held at Miika Echo Hotel in Hoima. They will join a cast of other winners from other regions to compete for the national title.


Phaneroo Church Lights Up Social Media With Exciting Aerial Photos of World Formation

You have Probably seen certain cool street preachers always in the month of August every year! You have probably received a God teaching message on your phone every morning faithfully and consistently!
You have probably received an invitation to go for fellowship on Thursday at UMA Lugogo! You have probably seen beautiful young and vibrant corporates responding to God in an uncommon manner! You have probably seen a bumper sticker with "Phaneroo" and thought that it is a car manufacturing company.
Well, It is Phaneroo Fellowship,these gather every Thursday and Sunday at  the UMA gardens and pray and worship with such fervency as their Apostle Grace Lubega leads them. They are young and yet have an unwaving persistence pertaining their convictions.
As a fast growing church in Kampala, Phaneroo recently stormed one of the popular rugby grounds on Jinja Road to make a photo-shoot for their 4th anniversary which falls on 11th Augustat the Kololo airstrip themed "Stretch Forth"
They came up with exciting aerial photos of formation of the world and these have fired up social media. Sources confirm that approximately 4000 church members sat, stood and built maps for 6 hours with their Pastor at the helm issuing instructions.

Ex-Cranes Stars Win Inaugural Kabira Football Tourney

Team Pro Zone, made up of former Uganda Cranes footballers won the inaugural Kabira Country Club Football Tournament which was held on Sunday at the hotel’s green grass field. The tournament attracted over 20 corporate teams which competed for cash prizes and trophies.

Team Pro Zone defeated Victoria University 1-0 in a tightly contested final. Victoria saw off Speke Hotel in the semi finals with Team Pro Zone which edged Cipla in a heated penalty shootout in the semi finals.

Rajiv Ruparelia inspects line up of both teams who made it to the final

Some of the retired players who made up of Team Pro Zone included Nestroy Kizito, Simon Massa, Mujib Kasule, Hassan Mubiru, Mutyaba, Hakkim Magumba, Abdallah Mubiru, Nsubuga, Kirya among others. Many of these are now coaches at national and international level.

They however didn’t find an easy task to dislodge a youthful Victoria University largely made of students. None of the students plays or has ever played professional football but they put they youthful athleticism, talent to give the former pros a run for the cash prizes. Mujib Kasule scored the solitary goal to separate the two sides.

Victoria University lost the final

Hassan Mubiru who played for clubs like Police FC, Express FC, Sc Villa and led the line for Cranes for many years was named the most valuable player of the day. He constantly showed glimpses of his former self, setting up and scoring important goals that led his team to glory.

Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Ruparelia Group, the conglomerate which owns Kabira Country Club hotel under the Speke Group of Hotels, thanks all corporate companies that accepted and honored the invite for the interactive football tournament.

Team Pro Zone won the tournament

“Congratulations, it has been a fantastic event. All the teams that have participated have given us positive feedback. We promise to continue to continue doing this; at least four times a year where we can come together for the same core value which is football, it’s passion and for the competitiveness of the game.” Rajiv said.

Fans enjoy the final game of the day

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Side Of The Tugende Mukikade Concert 2018

The day and the moment for Afrigo Band’s highly publicized Tugende Mukikade Concert finally came on Saturday, 5th May 2018. By 6:30pm, everything was good to go and not even the entrance fee of UGX 100,000 and the VVIP UGX 300,000 could deter the oldies’ lovers from thronging the venue.

Uganda’s number one beer, Nile Special, had already set the bar high, by sponsoring the oldest music band in the land, alongside the legendary Chance Nalubega, Lord Fred Ssebata, Sam and Sophie Gombya. The lighting was up to the mark, the sounds were perfect and the day’s DJ Alberto didn’t disappoint.

The setting: To people who love and cherish the sweet old times, venues mean a lot and that is you will hear people in their evening years talking fondly about places like Suzanna, La Bella Bar and White Nile. Kampala Serena Hotel was the perfect choice for the Kikade Concert; convenient enough for the A-List to mix with the social climbers without the usual chaos associated with bivulus in Kampala. Security was well regulated the staff was on top of their game.

Emcees: It was a Kikadde concert that could have been pulled off by old timers who have been there, seen it and done it all. The nights emcees, Kyamagero and Flavia Namulindwa lost it with their jokes that weren’t relatable with the crowd.

Kyamagero started losing it once he started cracking jokes about Jack Pemba’s sex tapes, Fameica’s Kutama video and Geo Steady’s Owooma song to a crowd comprising of old timers like Prof Wavamunno, Justice Wambuzi, Justice Egonda. For heaven’s sake this was a Kikade concert that needed an emcee who was well conversant with the 80s and 90s.

This was a non partisan show and any sober organizer would have played it safe by steering away from politics and concentrated on entertainment. But the emcee spent too much time attacking the personality of the president, his dress code and decision to import Cubans, something that left many guests uncomfortable. More experienced emcees like Abbey Mukiibi or Meddy Nsereko could have done a better job.

Then came the auction nightmare: Chance Nalubega pulled off one of the greatest stunts and marketed her CDs and DVDs midway her powerful performance. She rode on her energy to sell and didn’t force anyone to buy. By the end of her performance, all her items had sold out, and the stage was now set for Afrigo Band.

Then came the emcees with their amateurism. In an attempt to auction Afrigo Band’s first Kikadde Concert portrait, Flavia and Kyamagero singled out Prof Wavamunno to say state his price for the portrait. Feeling a little embarrassed, Wavamunno hit back at the emcee and told him that he doesn’t speak at night.

That would have been enough signal to Kyamagero and Flavia that the old tycoon was not ready be part of the auction. But then emcees insisted that he had to say something, and that’s when the nonsensical Consul asked the emcees how they have managed to maintain their poverty.

He lashed out at them for attempting to squeeze money out people yet they had charged them highly to enter, and there was no need for auctioning because they had generated enough from gate collections.

Afrigo performing late: The idea of having dance interludes between performances was really great but it had a negative effect on time. Only Lord Fred Sebatta and Alice Nabatta seemed to be time conscious with their three songs and skits. Chance Nalubega, Sam and Sophie Gombya seemed like they never wanted to leave “the podium.” By the time the Afrigo Band hit the stage, it was past mid night and people were tired.









Brave Pupils Excite Parents At Kampala Parents School Sports Day

Kampala Parents School brought term one of this academic year to an end on Saturday in a befitting manner. The school used the day to hold it’s annually sports day where pupils exploited and showcased their talent and sports abilities.

The state minister for sports, Charles Bakkabulindi, was among the parents who graced the sports to cheer the young ones. To kick off the day, pupils, led by boy scouts and girl guides showcased an impressive parade.

The school Principal Ms Daphine Kato said Kampala Parents’ School offers their pupil’s endless opportunities to flaunt their talent. Parents were invited to witness what their children are capable of when it comes to sports.

Below are some pictures captured from the day’s event.

Comedy At Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar Comes Of Age

Comedy in Uganda in the recent years has become a big thing on the entertainment calender and night life. Comedy Nights are characterized by laughter, good food, expensive drinks and beautiful women.

And the latest addition to the comedy fray, Comedy Tuesdays, at Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar and Grill has not deceived. Every Tuesday, the country’s best comedy acts queue up to perform at Kampala’s old hotel. And last Tuesday, it was not any different as the picture below suggest.

Dolphin Suites Treats Customers To Serene Easter Holidays

Easter season gives you, the busy bees, an opportunity to enjoy a mini holiday as you get closer to your religious beliefs. One day you can achieve this is if you take a break from your daily hustles and nestle away in a serene environment.

This Easter, Dolphin Suites Hotel is giving you and your loved ones an endless opportunity to serenade the good moments at their exotic environment. They have lined up appetizing offers from which one can choose to meet their holidaying needs.

“The Easter holidays are a celebration of second chances, that’s why we're giving this opportunity to wow the people you hold dearly with full board access at just $120 per night – Tax Inclusive.

“Choose happiness and spend the Easter Holiday with us at just $120 per night. The offer comes with access to gym and sauna facilities. The kind of relaxation you deserve this weekend.

Placidity & First Class service in the serenity of our establishment are guaranteed when you choose to stay with us. Spice up your plans this Easter Weekend with the Dolphin Holiday treat.

We have the perfect accommodation packages for you; and a variety of delightful nourishments for the holidays.” The hotel, located on Prince Anne Drive in Bugolobi, said in a series of social media announcements.

La Cabana Restaurant Unveils Easter Special Offers

This Easter Under, you have a chance to try out over 200 cover multi-cuisines from Brazil and India at the premium La Cabana Restaurant located Plot 19 - 20 Wampewo Avenue, in Kampala, Uganda. Continental foods will also be available.

“Gather your loved ones and come celebrate Easter at our house, this Sunday April 1st (Easter Sunday),” the restaurant announced on social media. It said kids will pay a special Cabana price.

The Brazilian Easter Special for adults comes with a glass of wine or cocktail of your choice, unlimited 6 cuts of Brazilian Churrasco meat, Easter Special Dessert (Chocolate brownie and Easter Egg) at only Shs85, 000.

The kids experience (kids below 10) comes with a soft drink of their choice, unlimited 6 cuts of Brazilian Churrasco meat, Easter Special Dessert and Easter Special Dessert (Easter Egg) at only Shs40, 000. the offer stands on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

La Cabana at Speke Apartments, Wampeweo Avenue, is Kampala’s premium and ritzy churrasco grill restaurant in Uganda.

Speke Resort, Munyonyo Return With Easter Bounty Packages

Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are treating their customers to yet another Easter holiday of fun and merry making. The five star sister luxury hotels have lined up an unbeatable line of events catering for young and the old.

The hotel management described line of evens as the kind for people who love adventure. “Are you a kind who loves adventure? We have the best Easter package for you. If you are looking for where to go with your family and friends, it's not too late.” Said Speke Resort Munyonyo general manager Greg Petzer.

The hotels kick off the fun craze on 29th March until 2nd April with a discounted offer on deluxe rooms. The fancy rooms have been discounted from $201 to $149 per night to enable their clients to live the unexpected Easter.

On Friday 30th, it will be bank to sooth clients who will be enjoying an A La Carte candle lit dinner at the Lake Terrace while the following day, Saturday 31st there will be a Sundowner Boat Cruise for exclusive guests on the Easter package.

On East Sunday, 1st April, guests will kick off the day with an Easter Brunch meal at Lake Terrace between 11:30am to 4:00pm. Adults will get a complimentary glass of wine while children will have access to bouncing castle.

Easter Sunday will also be a day for family time with activities like jumping castles, face painting, beer pong, jengo, basketball, volleyball, kids jungle gym, water obstacle course and a variety of foods and drinks.

To crown Sunday night a live band, Unit 446 Band, will serenade guests at the lakeside. Monday will be all about the children with the Kids Carnival. The little ones will enjoy fun activities like push carts, jumping castle, swings, merry go round, face painting and cotton candy.

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