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Speke Group Of Hotels Tees Of Christmas Festivities

Uganda’s biggest conglomerate in the hospitality industry, Speke Group of Hotels, has kicked off end of year celebration by giving their esteemed customer great offers on hosting cocktail parties, end of year parties, corporate events and any other form celebrations at any of their hotels spread around the country.

Speke Group of Hotels owned by Ruparelia Group has a number of restaurants, bars, hotels, resorts and safari lodges in not only the capital Kampala but other places in the country like Jinja.

Some of the hotels under the Speke Group of Hotels include Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Speke Apartments, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Speke Hotel, Dolphin Suites, Forest Cottages, Speke Resort Bujagali Falls, Kabira Country Club, Tourist Hotel, Tagore Apartments among others.

Usually, these hotels come up with special Christmas dishes and menus to give their clients something new and out of the ordinary. Special offers on accommodation and other fun activities are also offered. Also a variety of Christmas parties for both adults and kids are organized.


NOT TRUSTED: IGG Orders Verification Of Kasekende’s Declared Wealth

The year 2018 is one deputy governor Bank of Uganda Louis Austin Kasekende, would love to forget in his entire illustrious career as a n economist, bank and civil servant.

After declaring his income, assets and liabilities as required by the Inspector General of Government (IGG), under the leadership code Act 2002, in a gesture of lack of trust, the ombudsman went ahead assigned two its officer to verify information provided by deputy governor to ascertain that he was not lying and or hiding anything.

 Kasekende declared his annual income at Shs559,848,000 million, with allowances pegged at Shs162,798,484 million. The deputy governor listed assets especially commercial buildings worth over Shs50bn with the most expensive being a commercial building co-owned with Andrew Kasekende, on Gaba Close valued at Shs2.1bn.

Kasekende’s declared properties are based in Kampala’s high end neighborhoods including Ntinda, Naguru, Gaba and Kololo, plus upcoming suburbs like Lubowa. The deputy governor also declared 5 commercial properties with the least priced being valued at 0.39 billion and one residential property whose valued was listed as 0.5 billion.

Other assets listed by the deputy governor include two Mercedes Benz cars, and one Toyota Hilux Pick-Up truck. Kasekende’s sources of income were declared income from 3489 shares held in GreenHill Holdings which owns a school, savings from salary, allowances and research grants.

Other sources of income listed were gratuity payments from BOU, AFB and World Bank loans, loans from other commercial banks, rental income, and pension from BOU and disturbance allowance from his employer, Bank of Uganda.

However in an 18th October, 2018, letter, the IGG assigned Mr. Victor Acidri, a Senior Principal Inspectorate Officer and Ms Doreen Tusiime, an Inspectorate Officer to conduct the verification exercise and obtain information in respect to what Kasekende had declared.

The IGG, in a letter titled ‘verification of your declarations of income, assets and liabilities’ and signed off by Annet K. Twine, asked Kasekende to accord the officers corporation and also provide necessary assistance they required. “

“This is to notify you of the decision by the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) to conduct a verification of your Income, Asssts and Liabilities as provided under Section 4C of the Leadership Code Act, 2002. The verification exercise shall commence within 7 (seven) days from the date of this letter,” the letter said.  

Businessman Sudhir Receives East Africa Book of Records Leadership Award

Businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia Friday received the prestigious East Africa Book of Records Award at Kabira Country Club in Kampala. The regional awards recognizes excelling and exemplary leaders in East Africa.

The businessman whose investment interests range from insurance, real estate, entertainment, hotels, resorts, education and agriculture was voted the winner of this year’s East Africa Book of Records winner.

His experience in business leadership has inspired many people in the East African region and beyond and for that matter the profilers of the East African Book of Records saw it fit to bestow him that honour.

The East African Book of Records said Dr. Ruparelia joins a number of other personalities including Presidents Museveni, Jakaya Kikwete, Uhuru Kenyatta, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia, who have received similar awards before.

Dr. Ruparelia has risen from a youthful Ugandan exiled in London driving taxi to one of the richest Africans. Hi businesses employee close to 10,000 people directly and indirectly. He is an inspiration to many aspiring entrepreneurs on the African continent.

 In his acceptance speech, the business thanked the government for an enabling business environment before throwing in a word of inspiration to the guests who attended the event.

“Have a strong foundation. You build on the foundation. No need to aim too high where you can’t reach. Aim where you can reach and then aim for the next level, then next level and eventually the sky is the limit,” he told guests.

Speke Resort Offers Discounted Ginuwine Accommodation Rates

If you are planning to attend to the Annual Johnnie Walker Soul-R&B Safari 11th Edition on 1st December, Speke Resort and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, the two hotel luxurious hotels hosting the music show have spiced your experience at the shores of Lake Victoria a little better. 

The hotel is now offering discounted rates on accommodation to extend the fun filled experience for revelers who will attend the show. This means that after the music show, you don’t have to trek the nigh back to Kampala or wherever you have come from. You just check in and have a beautiful sleep.

Deluxe Single room will go for $101 for room only, $129 for bed and breakfast, $139 for full board and $160 for bed and breakfast plus one gold ticket to the show of the night. Also Deluxe Double rooms will go at $114 for room only, $149 for bed and breakfast, $188 for full board and $229 for bed and breakfast and two gold tickets to the show.

American singer Elgin Baylor Lumpkin commonly known as Ginuwine is lined up to headline the much anticipated show. He will be curtain raised Uganda’s mwoyo king, Maurice Kirya, Meddy, Naava Grey, Aziz Azion, Kenneth Mugabi and Tonya Michelle Ahenda.

Ginuwine stands out as one of the most iconic artistes of our times, an example of progress and success, said Roger Agamba, IPS and Reserve Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited. TShaka Mayanja, the Soul Safari show organizer said Ginuwine has the pedigree and consistency to give Ugandans a good show.

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