Speke Resort Wins Ekkula Tourism Award For Best Service Hotel

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Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards crowned Speke Resort and Conference Centre as the best Service and Luxury Business Hotel in Uganda. This was at Sheraton Hotel last Friday. This is the fourth the Munyonyo based hotel has won repeatedly. In the category of Service and Luxury Business Hotel, Speke Resort was competing with Imperial Royale Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, & Kampala Serena. Earlier, the proprietor of Speke Resort Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia had also been recognized with the lifetime tourism award. Ruparelia under the Ruparelia Group of Hotel has transformed the…

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Mbarara Roundabout new Architectural design Sparks uproar from the public.

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long horn bull symbol known by the locals as “Rusiina being put down  By Nicholas Shawn Mugarura. A number of people from Ankole Sub region and beyond have rejected the new architectural design of the nine grey metallic Poles erected at the main roundabout in Mbarara town. The contractor working on the roads and beatifications in the town, Abubaker Technical Services, erected nine metallic Poles, early this week, around the main roundabout. The poles obscured the traditional bull statue and this has caused mixed bitter reactions from the public. People…

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Growth without jobs: Africa’s youth: a “ticking time bomb” or an opportunity?

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Ambrose Byamugisha Muhoozi VICTORIA UNIVERSITY –KAMPALA UGANDA There is another reason to pay more attention to Africa’s youth, many analysts believe. With 200 million people aged between 15 and 24 (the youth bracket), Africa has the youngest population in the world. The current trend indicates that this figure will double by 2045, according to the 2012 African Economic Outlook report prepared by experts from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the industrialized countries’ Organization for Economic Cooperation and…

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The Importance of Men Seeing Women as Human Beings

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How far have we come as a species, in terms of our spiritual and intellectual development, if in the 21st century some can question: “Are women human beings?” The reality is that globally, whilst women may have made great strides, patriarchal attitudes prevail in a male-dominated world. With International Women’s Day celebrated this week on 8 March 2019, the question ‘Are women human beings?’ is an apt and necessary question. In some parts of the world, free speech, freedom of assembly, the right of women to wear what they please,…

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Cielo Lounge launch a Lunch Buffet awash in mellow-smooth jazz music.

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By Nicholas Shawn Mugarura. Have a bunch of foodie friends? Or making plans for having an amazing lunch with family? Or you are a manager and taking your team out for a meal? A buffet meal is undoubtedly one of the best options that you can go for. No need to pay more for individual dishes when you can eat more at the Cielo lounge buffet. Cielo lounge, located at the Cube, Cooper road, Kisementi, opposite acacia mall. Last Friday launched an “all-you-can-eat” buffet. So, stop worrying about where to…

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District councils urged to plan for Vulnerable Populations

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By Kitts D.Mabonga MBALE The government has warned district local governments that do not effectively plan  and for their communities that are largely marginalized because they are equal before God and mankind. The caution has been made by a member of the equal opportunities commission (EOC) Wafula Sirabo Patrobas on Wednesday while addressing Mbale Municipality council leaders during  one day training workshop on capacity building for local governments on gender and equity planning and budgeting for the financial year 2018/2019. The  was held at the council Chambers were Wafula cautioned…

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Uganda Tourism Board Signs 3 years Partnership Deal with Golfers

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Out going Uganda Tourism Board CEO Stephen Asiimwe(C) Addressing Media At The Kitante Golf Club  By PEACOCK KAWEESA The Uganda Tourism Board and Uganda Golf Union have signed a 3yrs partnership deal to promote Golf tourism in the country. This comes  ahead of the Uganda Golf Open championships  set  for  later this year. The tourism board CEO  Stephen Asiimwe  and  golf union president  Innocent Kihika  signed the deal and memorandum of understanding  on Monday at the Uganda golf Club , Kitante.   The partnership  will see  both institutions work  together to…

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Govt clears St.Catherine Hospitalon Diaspora health Insurance cover

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Omutu and Wandulu of St.Catherine hospital Nakasero pose for a photo during the event By Kitts D.Mabonga In a bid to increase the penetration of insurance cover  services in the country especially the new healthcare sector,the government has embarked on journey to identify sector players to help explore this area. And the first opportunity has been offered to St.Catherine hospital Nakasero who have been tasked to offer specialist healthcare insurance services to the family members of Ugandans working abroad. The development has been disclosed by the executive director Insurance regulatory…

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Lovers To Glow At Forest Cottages Valentine’s Day Candle Lit Dinner

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love you” more than a candle lit dinner. Wine and dine at Forest Cottages this Valentine’s Day and add spark to your day. Forest Cottages on Naguru Hill in Bukoto area of Kampala is offering their clients a chance to rekindle their love on Valentine’s Day with a candle lit evening. The hotel is offering unbeatable valentine special – which includes a selection of a 3 course menu with a complimentary glass of wine – at only Shs100000 per couple. For starter, lovey dovey dinners will enjoy crispy vegetables, lemon…

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Bagyenda Crashed My Dreams, I cannot Forgive Her, Amos Nzeyi

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Amos Nzeyi is still haunted by the actions of former Bank of Uganda director in charge of supervision Justines Bagyenda which led to the closure of his commercial bank, National Bank of Commerce. Nzeyi has since vowed never forgive saying she quashed his dreams of polishing his management skills at Harvard University. Mr. Amos Nzeyi who owned the Bank alongside former Premier Amama Mbabazi retired Supreme Court Justice George Kanyeihamba among others made the emotional revelation on Monday while appearing before the Committee of Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises…

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