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Family Obligations Keeps Rajiv Ruparelia Out Of Rukaari-Lake Mburo Rally

The 2022 National Rally Championship (NRC) kicks off this weekend in the western city of Mbarara at the Mwesigwa Resort in Lake Mburo National Park with the Rukaari-Lake Mburo Mbarara Rally, however, it will be short of one racer, Rajiv Ruparelia.

The Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team lead driver in a press statement regrettably said that due to personal family obligations’ he will not take part in the much anticipated Rukaari-Lake Mburo Mbarara Rally.

“With much regret, we like to inform all the rally fraternity and fans that due to personal family obligations the Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team will not be able to participate in the Rukaari-Lake Mburo Mbarara Rally slated for 21-23 January 2022,” a statement from the team reads.

EMBARRASSING: FMU Cancels Rukaari - Lake Mburo Rally After Inept Mbarara Motor Club Fails To Meet Safety Standards

Mbarara Motor Club (MMC) has failed to meet the required health and safety standards required to organize a national motorsport event necessitating the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) to cancel the First Round of the 2022 National Rally Championship.

The Rukaari - Lake Mburo Rally was scheduled for the weekend of 21 - 22 January, 2022 at the Mwesigwa Resort in Lake Mburo National Park and now the FMU has said it will take necessary action against the club and its officials as per prescribed by the 2022 National Competition Rules and Constitution.

“The organizing club, Mbarara Motor Club (MMC), failed to submit event documents in conformity with the recommedations of FMU and the ministry of works and transport despite numerously extended deadlines.

“Last effort zoom meeting held today 20th January with club officials has yuelded no results,” the FMU said in a letter to stakeholders confirming the cancellation of the event in Mbarara. It added: “The speed-lift instrument from MoWT, which is required for issuance of an event permit has not yet been received yet event starts tomorrow,”

“It is the interest of FMU that motorsport events are organised within the proper structures and the recommended guidelines as provided by our regulations as well as the respective line ministries. Management regrets the extent of financial loss this decision has put the competitors, officials and fans, the FMU further said.

The NRC season opener, sponsored by Mbarara North City MP Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, had attracted 35 crews including Duncan 'Kikankane' Mubiru who will be trying to defend his title when the National Rally Championship (NRC) gets underway.

Speke Resort Munyonyo Hosts UN Security Council Reforms Meeting Organized By African Union

The ministerial meeting of the African Union Committee on the reform of the UN Security Council is underway in Uganda’s capital Kampala at the Ruparelia Group owned hotels Speke Resort and Conference Centre and Munyonyo & Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.

The AU Committee ministerial which commenced on Wednesday, 19 January will run up to Friday, 21 January 2022. The meeting is aimed at providing an opportunity for the C-10 foreign ministers to take stock of the recent developments in the ongoing Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) at the UN General Assembly

The African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government (C-10) is a Committee setup by the African Union (AU) with mandate to advocate and canvass the African Common Position on United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reform.

Members of the C-10 who are set to attend the prestigious event include the Heads of State and Government of Senegal, Uganda, Algeria, Kenya, Zambia, Sierra Leone, the Republic of Congo, Libya, Namibia, and Equatorial Guinea.

The meeting will be coordinated by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. The meeting will also map out a forward-thinking strategy for constructive engagement around the Common African Position regarding the UN General Assembly.

Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort has long been a favourite venue for conferences in Uganda. Every year the magnificent facilities at the hotel welcome thousands of visitors attending major national and international conventions, meetings, concerts, competitions, and more.

The crowning moment for the resort was when it hosed the 2007 Commonwealth Government Heads of State Meeting. Each venue at Speke Resort is unique in its own way and can be set up to suit your particular needs and requirements.

The Resort has been hosting conferences since 2001 and today, boasts of 3 ballrooms, 19 indoor and 6 outdoor conference venues thus, making it the premier conferencing venue in Uganda. Speke Resort boasts of multipurpose tents and halls to suit any kind of meeting of convention.

The Resort also offers top-notch audio & visual utilities to help you record your event with perfection. Guest services are also available to provide such amenities as fax, photocopying, internet and express mail services.   The Resort has functional air conditioner, finest furniture, carpets and fittings that are made to deliver utmost comfort and luxury.

Calabash Spa & Salon: Massage Is Not Just A Luxury It Is A Way To A Happier Healthy Life

Many times, we go to a masseuse for the fun of it or because our friends are going for the luxury associated with it not knowing that we are exposing ourselves to immense healthy benefits.

Now, experts at Calabash Spa & Salon, a lifestyle health facility at Speke Resort & Conference Centre hotel in Munyonyo have reiterated that there is more to getting a massage than the luxury it depicts.  

The experts at the five star hotel’s spa say that massage is a way to a happier healthy life. With massage, experts say, you can indulge in an oasis of rejuvenation, relaxation and gain from a variety of healthy benefits.

In fact, at Calabash Spa & Salon, you can experience the ultimate pamper and treat from a wide selection of spa treatments including facials, deeply relaxing massages and body treatments.

Speke Resort also wants you to share these benefits with your friends and family so they have put out offers that enable you have a treat with those that are close to you .

For example, you can treat a friend to a 60minutes couples masssage and receive a free natural facial or book a 90 minute massage and get a free salt & tumeric scrub.

“Bring a friend for a 60 minute couples aromatherapy massage and receive free natural facial, complimentary welcome juice or tea, along with a complimentary glass of bubbly post treatment,” the hotel said in an advertorial on social media.

Adding: “Every day is a chance to become better, activate your beast mode here and provide yourself with healthy mass.”

Masseuse experts at Calabash Spa & Salon reveal that massage reduces stress, pain, muscle soreness, increases relaxation, improves blood circulation, body alertness, immune function and lowers heart rate and blood pressure.

NEW YEAR GETAWAYS: Here Is Why You Should Revive Your Body & Soul With A Perfect Break At Speke Resort

Why not start the year with a vacation? Uganda provides an assortment of places where you can take a break as you plan for the year ahead. And now that the hospitality industry is promoting domestic tourism, you can readily get a good deal in and out of Kampala, the country’s capital.

And to fully enjoy it, choose destinations where the temperature is optimal, neither too hot nor too cold. This January, contact with nature is certainly the best way to recharge your batteries, and in Kampala, Speke Resort Munyonyo give you that in abundance.

As the year 2022 takes off, Speke Resort presents you January Get-away offers with exclusive rates tailored to get you through January. “We are ready to welcome you back and continue to strictly adhere to all safety and hygiene guidelines for your peace of mind,” the hotel said of the lined up promos.

Adding: “Rediscover the rewards of the perfect break. Book your stay  and enjoy exclusive rates, spa treatments to revive your body and soul and access to our health club facilities.”

To make your vacation affordable, the hotel is offering discounts on rooms – single deluxe room (Shs375, 250), double deluxe room (Shs498, 000), studio room (Shs597, 000), superior room (shs668, 000), one-bedroom suite (shs889, 000), executive room (Shs668, 000), garden villa (shs1, 062, 500), presidential cottage (shs1, 185, 000), executive suite (Shs1, 157, 500) and presidential suite (Shs1, 825, 000).

The hotel said room rates are on half board basis, inclusive of complimentary usage of health club, swimming pool and steam and sauna. With these lowered room rates, let your hair down this weekend at Speke Resort Munyonyo and enjoy some quality time with your friends and family.

Why Kabira Country Club Should Be Your Dream Destination For Conferences & Meetings

The vicinity of the hotel, amenities, value and accessibility are some of the important factors when you choose a hotel where you can host a high profile business conference or meeting and this is what Kabira Country Club, Kampala’s leading boutique hotel, offers you. As a business hotel, Kabira Country Club ensures that you have everything you need on-site to stay connected and productive.

"The best conference facility is one that is fully equipped and professionally arranged to meet your needs. Kabira Country Club provides the best conference rooms to suit your meetings," Ajit Sign, the hotel's General Manager pointed out. Adding: "If you desire a new home away from home, we welcome you to have your staycation, filled with brand new and exciting ventures. Don't miss a chance to have this experience at Kabira Country Club,"

With a functional Business Center and a Lounge providing you with desktop computers, access to Wi-Fi, printers, scanners and photocopiers so that you can stay on top of your going concerns Kabira Country Club offers you an all-in-one holistic experience.

Kabira Country Club offers venues that are the perfect mix of configurable space and developed event services incarnated in primary colour by our glowing hospitality.

All these venues have fire-orange wall-to-wall carpets and air-conditioners to offset, where need be, the tropical African weather.

Each hall is named after a specific tree, so the apple of your eye falls close by in terms of accessible amenities and luxuries for your private parties, receptions, conferences, corporate meetings, workshops and exhibitions.

PROMO: Register With Premier Recruitment To Work Abroad & Get a Free Smartphone

Premier Recruitment, a fully registered external labour recruitment company with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, has announced that Ugandan youths who register now for Dubai and Qatar jobs stand a chance to win free smartphones in the promo drive running until end of January 2022.

According to an announcement posted via the company’s socials, a variety of jobs in Dubai and Qatar have been lined up in this promo drive ranging from Airport Jobs, to Domestic and Non-Domestic jobs all on offer with attractive salaries and extra benefits.

Premier Recruitment says for one to win a free smartphone in this promo, simply apply to register for any of the jobs that suit your qualification and capability, and you’ll automatically be given the spacious smartphone to keep you abreast with what’s trending all over the world.

“Tell a friend to tell a friend that you can get a job in Qatar or Dubai and start your journey to financial freedom. Register with us TODAY and we will give you a smartphone to help you stay informed and trendy,” the company posted via its socials.

Some of the jobs listed on offer in Qatar include; Bagagge handlers, Customer Service Agents, Store Keepers, Cargo Service Agent, Baggage Supervisor, and so many other jobs, all with salary ranging between UGX 1M – 6M depending on the job post and seniority of experience.

The requirements to apply for the juicy Qatar and Dubai Jobs are that one should be a Ugandan aged between 22-32 years, and should also possess a valid passport, an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), and be able to speak English.

According to Premier Recruitment, the benefits that come along with the job include; free meals, free transport, free accommodation, free medical insurance plus an exclusive return air ticket awaits you once you reach the expiration of your two-year contract.

Other varying benefits include having your monthly salary deposited in your bank account here in Uganda, exclusive payment for overtime workers, free transportation to and from work, enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi internet access, and an offer to renew your contract if a candidate wishes to continue working after the two years.

Billionaire Born Today: East Africa's Business Mogul Sudhir Ruparelia Clocks 66 Years

East Africa's celebrated billionaire, money magnet, business mogul, honorary consul of the Republic of Nepal to Uganda HE.Dr Sudhir Ruparelia has today clocked 66yrs old.

Thousands of young people he has mentored, relatives, friends, and people from various corners of the world have heaped birthday wishes to Sudhir describing him as a statesman who has built Uganda's economy from turmoil to paradise.

But Who Is This Mogul

Dr Sudhir Ruparelia is the founder and Chairman of the Ruparelia Group, one of Uganda's largest business conglomerates with investments in financial services, real estate, education services, hospitality, agriculture, and media/broadcasting.

He is also the Honorary Consul, of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal to Uganda.

A true definition of a self-made billionaire entrepreneur Sudhir was born in Uganda in 1956. In 1972 having relocated to the United Kingdom with his family he completed his O and A levels before working at various companies as an accountant.

He returned to Uganda in 1985 having amassed savings of only 65 million UGX, he and his wife have built the Ruparelia Group into an over $1.1 billion conglomerate.

Through the Ruparelia Foundation Group a foundation established in 2012, they are regular and substantial supporters of various corporate social activities in sports, healthcare, arts and culture, heritage and religion, environmental and wildlife conservation, agricultural research, education and talent development.

He is also the Chairman of Meera Investments Limited the property development arm of the Ruparelia group. Its goal is to feed the unmet need for affordable yet modern residential and working space for a fast-growing Ugandan economy that was emerging from years of war and underinvestment in the real estate sector.

Meera Investments is now the largest developer of commercial and residential space, with over 300 properties in Kampala and other major towns like Mukono, Jinja, Mbale and Mbarara. Meera also has the largest number of ongoing real state projects and is the largest private owner of commercial land in Kampala.

Jobs In Qatar: Premier Recruitment Looking For Male Ugandans To Work As Ground Handling Agents

Premier Recruitment Limited, the leading labour export company in Uganda, has announced it is recruiting Ugandan male youths to work as Ground Handling Agents in Qatar.

Premier Recruitment, a subsidiary of the Ruparelia Group, says interviews to pick out the best qualifying applicants are set to be conducted very soon due to the urgent need, and therefore, one should apply as soon as possible.

According to the company announcement, a Ground Handling Agent is tasked with the role of loading and offloading cargo from the aircraft, building up baggage in the make-up area, and delivering it to the arrival halls, among other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Selected candidates for this job position are set to earn a monthly salary of UGX 1,000,000, with of course benefits such as; free meals, accommodation, air ticket after your 2yr contract, overtime allowance, and medical care.

Other varying benefits include having your monthly salary deposited in your bank account here in Uganda, Free transportation to and from work, Unlimited Free Wi-Fi, and renewal of your contract if you wish to continue working after the two year period.

The basic requirements for one to apply for this job are an up-to-date CV, a passport, registration fees, and ability to speak English fluently for effective communication.

 Premier Recruitment is fully licensed with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to offer job opportunities to Ugandans in both domestic and non-domestic areas.

Here Is Why You Should Host Your Business Meetings At Speke Hotel

When you’re planning a business meeting, the location is one of the first things you have to decide. While you may be tempted to use a company office or building, you’re better off looking to a third party like a hotel for a business meeting venue.

This is more important especially if you anticipate visitors from another partners, customers, government, and or even competitors. While there are many options, none check all the boxes like a hotel. Planning a conference can be tough, but you can make it much easier by working with a hotel conference center.

In Kampala, Uganda’s capital, Speke Hotel has made a name for its modern facilities and equipment for hosting meetings and conferences. And to kick of the year, Speke Hotel, Uganda’s oldest hotel, recently unveiled a special package for businesses and organizations to host conferences at a very reduced cost.

Speke Hotel announced that at just Shs70, 000 per person, companies and organization can hire a conference hall for a full day. This offer comes with morning bites and crunchies, mega lunch buffet, evening bites, and soft drinks, all served with exquisite hygiene and utmost hospitality.

The package also includes free access to an HD projector, stationery use, and free WIFI throughout the day to ensure your meeting goes undisrupted all through.

“We believe that every meeting should occur at the precise moment for which it was meant for that guarantees the greatest impact. Our conference halls are meant for just that,” Speke Hotel said via its social media pages.

Speke Hotel Conference Halls are spacious and equipped with Wi-Fi and modern audiovisual technology which portrays their good stead to cater for residential conferences, private and public meetings, workshops, press briefings, and product launches.

Speaking to this website about their menu, one of the Chefs at Speke Hotel revealed that they have a well-packaged menu that caters for both vegans and non-vegans at very friendly rates, and is served by the expert chefs in town. 

Speke Hotel, Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue, one of the oldest hotels in Uganda’s capital Kampala, is a cozy hotel named after the famous British explorer, John Hannington Speke who discovered the source of the River Nile.

For reservations one can reach them on +256 752 711 710 / +256 752 711712 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also well visit Speke Hotel’s website at to get more information and place your booking online.

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