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Speke Resort, Talent Africa Lines Up Kella Mckenzie, Top DJs For New Year Eve

Uganda’s best resort hotel Speke Resort and Conference Center has partnered with Talent Africa, the country’s finest social events planners cross into the year 2022 with the finest New Year’s Eve party in  town.

The get the party going, they have lined up radio personality and events MC Brian Kella Mckenzie, DJ Bryan and DJ Alisha.

Earlier this month, Speke Resort and Conference Centre in Munyonyo and her sister five star hotel resort Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are rolled out a festive promo campaign dubbed 12 Days Of Christmas. 

The campaign that commences on 24th December 2021 and ends 4th January 2022 will last for 12 days.

Forest Cottages To Usher In The New Year With A Caribbean Party

The year 2022 is coming in with a lot of optimism especially on Uganda’s social scene that has struggled the past two years because of COVID19 pandemic restrictions.  

Many Uganda are hopeful that the government will open up the economy fully and give the bars, night clubs and music concerts an opportunity to operate.

Once this is done, revelers will get their groove back.

But for now, as the country and the world prepares to usher in a new year, Forest Cottages has organized a Caribbean party - silent disco edition on 31st December, 2021.

The party to be held at the swimming area will start at midday until late.

At the party, revelers will enjoy the steak night with live sushi bar for only Shs60, 000 for adults and Shs35, 000 for children.

Children will have the jumping castle, access to the swimming pool, soft drinks. The adults will have an alternative of a glass of wine.

Victoria University To Be Issued Charter After NCHE Clearance

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has cleared Victoria University (VU) to be granted a Charter. This comes after the NCHE after a meeting this month considered and agreed to recommend Victoria University to the education minister to grant Charter status to the university.

"This is to inform you that Council during its 63rd Meeting held on 13th December 2021, considered and resolved to recommend to the Minister, the grant of a Charter to Victoria University in accordance with section 101(3)b  of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001, as amended," a letter from the deputy Executive Director of NCHE, Rev Canon Dr Alex M. Kagume to the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University stated.

The letter written on December 15, 2021 titled 'Decision on the application for the Grant of a Charter to Victoria University' adds : “As you may be aware, the law provides for requisite procedures governing the grant of a Charter. This involves the submission of the Charter to the Minister responsible for Education who then presents it to the President for final approval, before gazettement of the same,” 

"The purpose of this letter therefore, is to inform you of the Council decision regarding the grant of the Chart to Victoria University, and to require you to pay the Statutory License fee of UGX15, 000, 000 only, to the NCHE. Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you upon this achievemenet and to wish you success in your institution," Rev. Canon Kagame said.  

With a charter, Victoria University joins a club of higher institutions of learning recognised by the Ministry of Education as equal to public universities. This is a big development for the ambitious private university, one of the educational institutions owned and run by Ruparelia Group.

The Ugandan Constitution defines a Chartered Institution as: A chartered University according to Section 103 (a) of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 as amended, means such a university is comparable to a Public University.

Forest Cottages Announces Discounts On Christmas Lunch, Accommodation

Forest Cottages, located in a quiet part of the suburb of Bukoto, has rolled out this year's festive season pricing rates for food and accommodation.

The luxurious cottages set in a peaceful, African forest feature in Uganda's capital Kampala, Bukoto suburb, are inviting customers to join in the Christmas festivities.

“Nothing mitigates the throes of depression like a steaming chafing dish of Barbeque. Join us this festive season, sit back, relax, and let us take care of everything,” Forest Cottages said in a promo.

The Special Christmas Packages and New Year's Room Rates offers, according to meant to give their guests a memorable time with their friends and family.

Within the Special Christmas Packages offer, the barbeque buffet (Christmas lunch) will come at the cost of only Shs60, 000 for adults and Shs35, 000 for children below the age of 14 years.

This comes with a special dessert counter that will have soft drinks or a glass of sparkling white or red wine. The day's entertainment will have live music, jumping castle for kids and free access to the swimming pool.

On the accommodation side, the New Year's Room Rates offer will see guests pay Shs180, 000 and Shs230, 000 on half board for standard single room, Shs220, 000 and Shs320, 000 half board for standard double twin room, Shs280, 000 and Shs380, 000 half board for one bedroom cottage, Shs350, 000 and Shs550, 000 half board for two bedroom cottage and family cottage at Shs450, 000 and Shs650, 000 for half board. Half board room rates come with special dinner.

With these offers, you can soak yourself in a tropical rainforest that many visitors never get to see this Christmas season – especially, when its less than a 30-minute drive from the bustling central business district.

You will also get to experience of watching troops of monkeys and over twenty bird species such as coloured Turacos, Hornbills at eye level every morning as you breakfast.

Forest Cottages facilities offer a true haven of calm and relaxation; no disturbances complete unwinding, spaciousness, quiet and impeccable service is what you should expect. 

Christmas Eve: Vibrant Atmosphere Awaits At La Cabana Restaurant

The commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Son of God, also called Christmas Day, comes more alive on Christmas Eve, the day before. With a few hours to the big day, celebrations start, to tee off an almost two weeks holiday that culminates into the end of the year and the start of a new one, on New Year's Day.

In Kampala, at a time when bars and concerts are still under lockdown because of the COVID19 pandemic, restaurants like La Cabana Restaurant located on Wampewo Avenue at Speke Apartments Wampewo, are lining up sumptuous meals to keep the festive season spirit high and memorable.

“Our meals are beautifully crafted and curated just the way you'll like them. Come try something delicious from La Cabana Restaurant today. Prepare to be amazed this Festive Season; Churrasco is back, bigger and better this Christmas Eve. Eat all you can in a relaxed, vibrant atmosphere and share great moments with those you love,” La Cabana said on their social media pages.

La Cabana Restaurant is Kampala’s premium and ritzy Churrasco grill restaurant in Uganda. And this Christmas Eve, you have a chance to dissolve into pleasant flavours that will leave you desiring some more. "Feel refreshed, rejoiced and rejuvenated by the different flavours of ecstasy served here," the restaurant said in a promo. 

La Cabana Restaurant's ideal daytime and romantic date-night spot offers a fresh culinary experience to all in a relaxing atmosphere; each menu item is tastier than anything you’ve enjoyed before. Whether you are drawn to the grilled meat or the delicious salad bar, you will definitely want to save room for a number of other mouth-watering cuisines.

The restaurant's warm atmosphere offers a relaxing oasis that in a world removed from the hustle and bustle of Kampala. Experience authentic Brazilian, Chinese and Indian cuisines featuring a vegetarian menu at the much-loved salad bar.

Speke Apartments Wampewo Announces Festive Getaway Deals

Speke Apartments Wampewo, Kampala’s cozy accommodation spot has announced a special discounted festive bliss promo dubbed “Festive GetAway” in which it hops to treat guests to luxury staycation at fairly reduced rates during this holiday.

In the Festive Getaway which is valid between Dec 24-26th 2021 and 31st Dec- Jan 1st 2022, Speke Apartments announced that guests will enjoy 2 luxury nights at its swanky one-bedroom suites paying just USD 235 (UGX 925,000) for two people.

The price comes with breakfast, exclusive Swedish Massage for 2 people, guaranteed access to a swimming pool, gym, steam and sauna bath, and unlimited access to free WiFi.

Speke Apartments Wampewo, which is part of Speke Group of Hotels, is the largest and most luxurious apartment in Uganda. It is made of a mix of modern contemporary surroundings and a relaxing, laid-back environment.

It is taunted as the finest choice for both business and pleasure accommodation.

Other amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone service, outdoor balcony, separate dining area, smoking & non-smoking room, 24-hours electricity and 24-hours hot & cold water.

Speke Apartments Wampewo combines a great location with a secure, quiet, clean, serviced apartment accommodation spread out over five floors. “Our two and three-bedroom apartments balance the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of fully appointed luxury rooms,” management said in a review.

Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, these fully furnished apartments have all you could possibly need in modern accommodation in Kampala.

Speke Apartments Wampewo is home to La Cabana Restaurant, a sedate restaurant that offers distinguished and refined continental, Indian, Chinese and Brazilian dishes; Calabash Spa & Salon that offers an ambiance for guests who wish to restore the body, mind and spirit; and The Gym fitted with world-renowned Techno Gym Equipment, with over 100 Cardio machines, 70 Weight machines, open space with a range of weights for functional and strength building.

Kampala Parents School Announces Job Offers For Teachers

Kampala Parents School (KPS) is looking for suitable candidates to be hired as teachers.

The Kololo based primary school, a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group, said in a public that they are looking for 5 upper class (P.5 to P.7) teachers, 3 middle class P.3 to P.4) teachers, 3 infant classes (Pre-primary, P.1 & P.2) teachers and 1 music teacher.

Kampala Parents School through their Social Media posts said they are looking for kind and compassionate trainers to help on growing 'our children’s wonderful brains'. In a public notice, the school invited applications from 'suitably qualified and dynamic candidates'.

The minimum qualification requirements include Diploma in Early Childhood Development, Diploma in Primary Education, experience of at least 4 years working in a Primary or Nursery school, must be innovative, below 35 years, poses a national ID and proof of COVID19 vaccination.

“Interested persons should send their electronically prepared applications and C.Vs with recent passport size photograph to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., indicating the subjects/areas of interest not later than Monday, 27th December 2021,” the announcement reads.

Written interviews for shortlisted candidates according to the notice will be conducted on Wednesday, 29th December 2021.

PPDA Boss Turamye In Trouble Over Corruption, Fake Academic Papers

The executive director of Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), Benson Turamye, is currently under investigations over corruption and fake academic documents, Daily Post Uganda reports.

Daily Post Uganda quoting a whistle blower, a key government organisation is investigating Turamye on allegations of possessing fake academic documents that he has been holding as he serves government over the years.

It has been discovered that the PPDA boss while in primary and Secondary School never had the names he currently uses. “He must have acquired someone’s academic papers, which is illegal,” said one of his old school classmates.

Turamye was appointed executive director of Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority by the PPDA board in 2019 after serving in acting capacity for two years. He replaced Cornelia Sabiiti, who left the authority in 2017.

Apart from uttering fake academic papers, the PPDA boss Turamye is also under investigation for using his office to ask for bribes from government contractors and service providers.

According to documents seen by this Daily Post Uganda, it indicates that Turamye has been targeting Chinese Construction companies who give him huge sums of money in order to get government contracts especially to build roads.

Kabira Country Club Now Offering Free Venue For End Of Year Parties

For team building, annual meetings, corporate parties, cocktail parties, BBQs and other group parties, Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, Kampala is offering a free venue this festive season. Therefore, for end of year party offers, consider Kabira Country Club.

“As the festive season draws near, we desire to give you and your loved ones the most memorable rest time, in an exquisite, luxurious and executive space with a display of spectacular views,” Ajit Singh, the hotel’s general manage said.

Adding: “Revel in the tranquility of a unique set up, a refined retreat with more than a few surprises is awaits you here at Kabira Country Club. The calm atmosphere adds a twist to the glamorous and colourful space. This is exactly what you need this festive season to rest and recharge,”

The end of year party offers includes a free venue, a room for wash and change, attractive discounts on drink bundles. You can book your stay and have an amazing holiday filled with experiences for a lifetime.  

Our cottages are the best answer to your need. We provide an array of complimentary amenities like the health club and swimming pool to make your stay enjoyable and more favourable.

Ajit Singh said the festive season Kabira Country Club is giving customers the best time to enjoy the festivities with loved ones. Kabira Country Club is offering discounted special room rates starting from as low as Shs375, 000 on half board basis including tax levies.

On Christmas Day, Kabira Country Club will serve guests a buffet lunch at only Shs85, 000 for adults and Shs45, 000 for children below 10 years. Children will enjoy bouncing castles, Santa gifts, a live band and more fun activities.

On New Year's Eve, to bring down the curtains on 2021, Kabira Country Club has lined up the finest DJs to play the finest party music in town. A three course menu will be available for only Shs60, 000 for adults and Shs35, 000. Think fine fireworks display too.

Kick start the year 2022 positively in good company living a good life. At Kabira, brunch will be served at only Shs60, 000 for adults and Shs35, 000 for children. The bouncing castle will be steady for the little ones to celebrate life.

7 Top Festive Season Deals You Can Enjoy At Speke Resort

Embrace the magic of the festive season at Speke Resort Munyonyo and get to enjoy for unrivalled celebrations in spectacular settings. Speke Resort is offering numerous deals and below we have the must pick seven deals this festive season.

Christmas Eve Dinner

On Christmas eve, Christmas carols will play in the lobby from 3:30pm to 7:30pm before Christmas eve dinner is served at Nyanja and Lake Terrace bougquet hall, 6:00 onwards. The DJ will be on the decks in the Banquet Hall while it will be kids movie night at Lake Terrace Gardens. A live band will be performing at Lake Terrace at 6:00pm.

Christmas Dinner At Nyanja

Dive into the holiday spirit with a delicious festive feast on Christmas Day Nyanja & Lake Terrace Restaurants, topped off with live music, Christmas decor and an ideal ambiance.

The Christmas Dinner will come at a cost of Shs80, 000 for adults and Shs45, 000 for children below 14 years. A live band will play and the kids movie night will be on.

Around The World Christmas Lunch

Speke Resort is coming back with the enormous Around the World Christmas Lunch Buffet, a meal whose rich menu is a mix of the finest local cuisines and the exotic ones. The expansive Christmas mean is served starting from eleven in the morning till in the evening at the Speke Resort poolside area. 

End Of Year Parties

As the year is winding down, it’s time to reflect on your success as well as the hard work from all your employees. Book a corporate end year party with Speke Resort and enjoy amazing discounts.

Discounted Accommodation Rates

Look no further for a refined and stylish retreat this festive season. Book your stay and indulge in culinary dishes, lots of activities and access to the health club facilities.

On the accommodation side, The Garden Villas are perfect for groups of friends and family, and offer every home comfort amidst stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings.


Kids Christmas Movies

To celebrate with their customers, Speke Resort launch the 12 Days Of Christmas that commenced on 24th December 2021 and ends 4th January 2022 will last for 12 days.

During that period, children will be able to enjoy a film each day at the kids movie night.

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