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Forest Cottages To Treat Guests To Christmas Burger Fete

So much can happen on Christmas day that little time is left for the family to prepare decent and unique meals to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In such a case, the option of having a family day for a Christmas lunch or dinner comes in handy.

Well aware of this, Forest Cottages in Bukoto has lined up a unique menu made of burgers. The Christmas Burgers by the Pool has been designed to let guests’ taste buds jingle.

According to the hotel management, the burgers (meat, chicken, vegeables) will be served in an exquisite Christmas settings around by the poolside. This will l only cost Shs50, 000 for adults and Shs40, 000 for kids.

The Christmas Burgers by the Pool is one of the many activities the hotel has lined up this festive season. Customers will be treated to numerous discounts on accommodation, food and beverages.

Forest Cottages, located at Plot. 17/18, Naguru Hill, Old Kira Road, Bukoto, Kampala, one of the many hotels owned by the Ruparelia Group, is a remarkable hotel offering comfort, personalized service and the unique character of facilities that are purely African and of a safari style. Forest Cottages is set in a serene, African forest environment.

At the hotel, you get to feel the touch of nature in a comfortable and unique environment. The selectively planted smaller trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers make Forest Cottages an inspiring destination for nature lovers and eco tourists alike.

The artistic hotel provides a small sanctuary for forest wildlife such as colored turacoes, hornbills, and an additional 20 bird species. The secluded hotel offers peace and quietness in a natural green setting or the excitement of waking up to humming birds. All this beauty is topped up friendly and courteous and professional staff members.

A safari lodge style cottage accommodation in the heart of Kampala city, with individually designed luxurious cottages offering a relaxing and soothing experience. All the cottages are furnished with locally handmade furniture, and equipped with self-catering facilities with all essential amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay. 

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Kamwokya School Gets Promised Sanitary Toilets

Construction of good modern sanitary toilets at Good Samaritan Primary School in Kamwokya, Kampala suburb Friday commenced with a team from The Ruparelia Foundation leading way to the realization of this promise.

The money for setting up the sanitation facilities are proceeds from the Royal Ascot Goat Races social event that took place on October 12, 2019, at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

The Goat Races, Uganda’s most popular social events, that take place at Speke Resort was this year bigger, merrier and as always extravagant fashion. It provided a platform for revelers to network and mix business with pleasure.

Several companies sponsored this year’s edition of the goat races. These included Tusker Malt Lager, Ruparelia Group, 88.2 Sanyu FM, Goldstar Insurance, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Robbialac, and NTV Uganda.

And now the money that was raised from this social event is helping the ghetto people of Kamwokaya with better eco-friendly toilets. Rajiv Ruparelia said the charity was aimed at improving the sanitation in the slums of Kampala.

The state of sanitation many Kampala slums and in particular Kamwokya has been found to be wanting and initiatives by corporates like the Ruparelia Foundation come in handy to uplift the healthy living standards of the people who live there.

The Ruparelia Foundation works to improve and promote health, education, sports, general welfare, and poverty eradication, improve livelihoods, support the welfare of wildlife and preservation of the environment by fostering partnerships among businesses, corporations, with the government, non-governmental organization and individuals.

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Why Sudhir Snubbed COSASE Invite In DAPCB Inquiry

Businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, the chairman of Ruparelia Group and Managing Director of Meera Investments Limited snubbed an invite by Parliament's Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, to answer queries on how he acquired certain properties within the city.

The committee investigating how politicians and businessmen across the country acquired properties from the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board (DAPCB) had invited Ruparelia to appear before the committee on Wednesday and explain how he acquired five properties.

However, the businessman on the same day, through his lawyers of Walusimbi & Co Advocates wrote back to the committee head Ibrahim Kasozi, the Makindye East MP, saying their client cannot appear before Parliament since he has never purchased any properties from the Departed Asians Properties Custodian Board.

"Our clients noted your invitation for him to appear tomorrow - 4/12/2019 - before the committee with regard to your inquiry into matters of the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board land purchases.

In the result, he (Sudhir) requests for your advice as to why his presence is required, especially it being that he has never purchased any property from the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board, nor has he claimed on behalf of anybody.

Your detail, as requested for above, will enable him to benefit from informed legal advice and approach the matter from an informed view." Walusimbi & Co Advocates said in the letter.

In response, Kasozi wrote back naming five properties that the committee is interested in - the properties are Plot 23 on Jinja Road, Plot 24 on Kampala Road, Plot 5 on Colville Street, Plot 3 and 5 on Bombo Road in Kampala and Plot 26 on Republic Street in Mbale, eastern Uganda.

And still, in a written response, Sudhir through his lawyers denied, saying: "Our client reiterates that he has in all instances not purchased any said properties from the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board, which your esteemed committee is inquiring into."

About the building on Plot 43, Jinja Road, Ruparelia said what he possesses does not march with the descriptions of COSASE. However, he promised to make a search at the Lands Registry and report to Parliament.

The city tycoon insisted that he possesses a genuine land title for the property on Plot 8, Colvile Street in Kampala, which he said he purchased from registered owners.

For Plot 24 on Kampala road, Mr Sudhir said he bought the property under his company, Meera Investments Ltd and that in 2012, he won a court case, which DAPCB had instituted against him challenging his ownership.

He said that Plot 3 and 5 on Bombo Road were bought from Joint Ven (U) Ltd. He also said that Meera investments Limited never bought from DAPCB using third parties.

PHOTOS: DR Congo Best At Victoria University International Cultural Gala

Cultural diversity came alive at Victoria University last Saturday during this year’s international cultural day. It was colorful and full of energy as students did their best to make their country stand out and proud.

And at the end of energetic pompous day, students from Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) won this year’s international day cultural showcase. They were followed by those from Zimbabwe and Somalia. The students showcased items representing their cultures in form of food, music, dance and language (speech).

In the category of dress, Zimbabwe took first place while DR Congo was second while Rwanda and Somalia tied in third. In the food category, Somalia won while Rwanda, Nigeria and Uganda came second, DR Congo took third.

The category of Speech (language) was won by Zimbabwe and DR Congo in a tie, second place was take by Burundi and another tie between South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria took third position.

And in the category of music and dance DR Congo and South Sudan won in first place, Uganda and Burundi were second while Rwanda and Somalia came third. Other countries that were represented included Norway, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Ghana and India.

Below are photos to give you a better picture of what transpired.







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