For what he done for Uganda’s tourism sector, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia was recognized with the Award for Lifetime Tourism Achiever at the Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards held at Kampala Sheraton Hotel on Friday.
Lifetime Tourism Achiever at the Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Award
Under Speke Group of Hotels, Dr. Ruparelia owns hotels like Speke Resort Munyonyo, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Speke Apartments, Speke Hotel, Forest Cottages, Kabira Country Club, Dolphin Suites, Tourist Hotel, Rock Bar & Grill, La Cabana Restaurant and Speke Resort Bujagali Falls in Jinja.
State Minister for Tourism, Kiwanda Ssuubi, said the tourism sector in iUganda is driven by private sector investors like Dr. Ruparelia. “What we do is partner with these people to better mould these products.” The minister said.