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Music, Art & Good Food Reign At Kabira Easter Carnival

Easter came early for revelers who turned up for this year’s Kabira Easter Carnival at Kabira Country Club on Saturday. Indeed it is was no ordinary Easter weekend at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto.

It is was artistic, magical and engaging. This year, Kabira Country Club is promising and it delivered – from kids to adults, one found something interesting. And the live band was always on the cords entertaining revelers.

Fun activities like egg painting, delicatessen, food and bar, magician, kids playground, egg hunting, artisan market, break dance, jumping castles, swings, comedy among others made the day worthy its billing.

The carnival was colorful with exhibitors showcasing their best – the artisan market was iconic, with artists putting on display great art pieces and fabrics. Fashion, especially the wearables, was on point – the sandals, hats, jewelry, dresses, t-shirt prints all stood out.

The food and drinks all was also on point. The culinary prowess was showcased and yumminess was all over the place. The kids’ area was busy as the young ones made the best of the day.

Celebrate Easter Sunday With This 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.

The brunch menu

 The menu has been categorized into sections – a cold bar, cold beveragesm bread counter, egg station, sandwich and slider station, pasta station, hot Buffet, fresh fruit cuts and a section for the kids.

Cold Bar

The cold bar will have various cold cuts, various cheeses, avocado & tomato lettuce, stuffed eggs canape, roasted beet root & coconut salad, garden fresh mix lettuce, garden peas & sweet corn salad, carious dressings, dips & condiments.

Cold Beverages

This section will have purified water, fresh cocktail juice, packed apple juice and strawberry milkshake.

Bread Counter

The bread counter section will have chocolate croissants, plain muffins, chocolate brownies, cookies, cherry Danish, banana cake, raisin cinnamon bread, black olives bread, vegetables pie and chicken pie.

Egg Station

This will have all types of omelet and condiments.  

Sandwich & Slider Station

This will have the focaccia bread, brown bread, white bread, panini bread, slice beef steak, chicken mixture, fresh lettuce, tomato slice, onion slice, cucumber slice, gherkin, olives, sundried tomato, mayonnaise & tomato sauce.

Pasta Station

The pasta station will have chicken, beef, vegetables, penne pasta, spaghetti pasta, macaroni pasta, cheese sauce, tomato sauce & bolognaise sauce.

Hot Buffet

The hot buffet area will have vegetables pilau rice, farmed fresh, chicken breast, black pepper, crusted beef medallion, fish orly, beans katogo and oven roasted oriented potatoes.

Fresh Fruit Cuts

This will contain mango, water melon, pineapples, papaya, passion and bananas.

Kids Corner

This will have potatoes finger chips, chicken lollipop, mini pizzas.

Pancake, Donuts & Cookie Counter

This will contain pancake stuffed with caramelized banana and caramelized applee, varieties of donuts, red velvet pastry, chocolate mud cake, mango cheese cake, vanilla & strawberry cake, tropical fruit cuts.

The brunch will come at a cost of only Shs95, 000 per person and includes a glass of sparkling wine or house wine with live music.

Bank Of Uganda To Release Sudhir’s Withheld Forex Bureaus’ Money

Bank of Uganda, the statutory regulator of the financial sector in Uganda, has since taking over Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia commercial bank, Crane Bank Limited, has been engulfed in several legal battles with the businessman.

In some of the concluded litigations, Dr. Ruparelia has been having an upper hand registering small but vital victories in court. The recent triumph for the mogul has been having the central bank to refund money he deposited for operating four forex bureaus - Speke Hotel, Speke Forex (Kampala Road), Stanhope Forex and Red Fox.

According to court records, Dr. Ruparelia had accused the Central Bank of holding onto the money in question in a bid to coerce him into negotiating a case where he is accused of purportedly causing the collapse of Crane Bank.

BoU filed the case accusing Dr. Ruparelia of allegedly removing over UGX200Bn from Crane Bank (CB). The regulator claimed the loss led to the alleged insolvency of Crane Bank in 2016. Crane Bank was later sold to DFCU Bank in 2017 under unclear circumstances. 

After closing Crane Bank, the central bank also closed the four forex bureaus which Dr. Ruparelia was running at the time. The businessman demanded the return of the money he had deposited with the regulator as a security for running the business of the bureaus. The Central Bank said no, leading to the litigation.

But after fruitless back and forth negotiations between the two parties over the refund, the businessman filed a case at the commercial section of the High Court. He was questioning the rationale of holding the money he had deposited as security for running the forex bureaus even when the Central Bank had closed them.

By holding onto his money, Dr. Ruparelia reasoned that Bank of Uganda (BOU) was denying the opportunity of the funds in alternative business ventures and by extension denying him profit from such new ventures.

BoU maintained initially, that they were holding the money legally pending the determination of the case they filed against Sudhir. But the businessman contended that the forex bureaus were separate legal entities and had nothing to do with the Crane bank let alone the lawsuit he was involved in with the central bank.

The Central Bank has however, finally agreed to make a refund totaling UGX277, 817,453 including money that Sudhir had paid for renewal of the bureaus operation licenses. The Central Bank’s Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende signed the consent arrangement while Sudhir signed on behalf of the bureaus.

The Commercial Court’s assistant Deputy Registrar, Lilian Buchana signed and sealed the consent in order to give it a legal effect. While Sudhir had asked for damages of over UGX200m as well as interest plus costs of the suit, the Central Bank did not agree to that demand. These are the issues that now remain for court to determine. The Central Bank was represented by MMAKS and company advocates while Magna and company advocates represented Sudhir.

Why You Should Not Miss Kabira Easter Carnival

It is that time of the year to celebrate a tradition that is so dear to many people especially the Christians. However, in these modern times, the Easter season goes beyond celebrating Christianity. It is a time for holidaying, celebrating friendships and generally life.

And in the spirit of celebrating the most important things in our lives, Kabira Country Club, a five star hotel in Bukoto, Kampala, is yet again set to host a fun filled Easter carnival just like it magnificently did last year.

This year’s Kabira Country Club Easter Carnival will take place on Saturda, 13th April, 2019. According to the hotel, the doors to the free event will open at 11am and close at 6pm.

The carnival is a good event for family gathering, the hotel said. Kids and adults can enjoy fun activities like egg painting, delicatessen, food and bar, magician, kids playground, egg hunting, artisan market, break dance, jumping castles, swings, comedy among other entertainment activities.

“We have plenty of Kids’ activities lined up for you and your family. Let's make your Easter weekend a memory, join us for one in a life time experience. Kabira Country Club has all you could possibly need in a modern, comfortable hotel, situated in a wonderful location,” a hotel official said.

Kabira is known to have East Africa’s most prestigious and well equipped, health, fitness and leisure club. With 95 luxurious guest-rooms and exceptional amenities, Kabira Country Club is perfect for a relaxing get away and somewhere to hold a special event, or an impressive venue for a business gathering.

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