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The State Minister for Planning David Bahati (L) hands Uganda Breweries Ltd’s Alvin Mbugua the winners’ trophy. Mbugua emerged the overall winner of the inaugural Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award, which award was organized by the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Deloitte Uganda. Mbugua took home the overall accolade together with the Strategy Execution Award

Byekwaso Godfrey, Centenary Bank’s General Manager Finance hands over a cheque to Dr Edith Byanyima, a Board member of the Rotary Family Health Days & Rotarian Godfrey Jooga Ssebukulu at the launch of this year’s second Rotary Family Health Days. Centenary Bank set aside over UGX 230 Million to ‘Bridging the Cancer gap’ activities of which UGX 40 Million will go towards the purchase of cancer screening kits to be used during this year’s Rotary Family Health Days

Peter West (M) the British High Commissioner to Uganda is joined by suppliers and the business community from the United Kingdom who were in the country to strengthen business engagements in Uganda especially in the Oil and Gas sector

L-R: UBL Managing Director Mark Ocitti, Sales Director Ben Mbuvi and Supply Chain Director, Shane Healy during the launch of the safety campaign aimed at creating awareness and promoting safety at the workplace. The one week campaign ran until 20th October 2017 under the theme “EXECUTING SAFELY EVERYDAY.



PICTORIAL: More breathtaking views inside the new Kampala Latitude 0° Hotel

On their website, this is how Latitude 0° describe themselves: “We are more than just a hotel with 47 guest rooms and suites, a 24-hour front desk, and fast airport transfers. We are two restaurants and three bars with culinary delights and a wide variety of drinks from all corners of the world. We are a haven for relaxation and fitness through our spa, gym and swimming pools. We are a socialising and networking centre with lounges, rooftop bar, private dining and entertaining spaces, and a calendar filled with music, art, fashion and business events. We are a co-working hub with private workspaces, meeting and conference rooms. A unique African lifestyle hospitality, blending modern urban Africa with a cosmopolitan twist.
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The Latitude Restaurant is the first restaurant that you will see past the lobby. It has a bar and a lounge that serves continental food. The colors used here make it very appealing tot he eyes.

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The Other Side Restaurant is distinctively different from the Latitude Restaurant. Even the appearance of the bar is very different and in here some of special kind of drinks that severed here different from what is served at the other restaurants.

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The Upper side is a very relaxing place that is perfect for the weekend. It feels and gives a beach vibe and with the view of Lake Victoria, all that is missing is sand and it look like a beach in Hawaii.

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For people who may not enjoy the lounges or the interior of the hotel, there are a couple of courtyards for you to relax. The tiles in the courtyards are imported from Morocco.

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The Treatment rooms in the spa where deep tissue massage, aroma therapy, and so many other types of massages are done using organic products from Zambia.

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The conference room can reorganized to carter for small groups of people to do their work. It can also be reorganized to be one group of people. There is Wi-Fi connection here to make access to the internet easy.

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A double standard room is currently at a promotional rate of 219 USD but after the promotion, it will be 310 USD per night. The rooms come with access to Wi-Fi, both full body tubs and walk-in showers, complimentary sparkling and still water, and so much more.

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On top of the natural light that the rooms use, all the 47 rooms have body bath rubs and walk in showers. They have water heaters in case a guest needs hot water to shower. Latitude has rooms for single and double occupancy.

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The work place suite where work can be done in groups or privately. The guests of the Works have access to the other side restaurant, the spa, gym and also the pool.

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Kampala is known for having very many Boda bodas and the hotel represents the significance of the boda bodas with this art work done by Ugandan artist Patrick Mulondo. This is representative of the way Latitude plans to take on some of the Ugandan culture and beliefs in the hotel.

To read more about Latitude’s new location click here

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BUSINESS PICTORIAL: News from Jubilee Insurance, Raxio Data Centre and more…

In the news this week, Broll Uganda one of the latest entrants into the property market, takes over management of UNHCC’s Crested Towers building and Raxio Data Centre says construction of their hitech facility in Namanve is 70% complete and oncourse for launch, come January 2020. Also in the news, Jubilee Insurance launches a women’s knowledge sharing platform.



1 of 4: Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) hosts supply chain networking breakfast forum.

LEFT -RIGHT: Maruza Chikwanha- Development Director Africa Logistics Properties, Richard Hough, CEO Africa Logistics Properties; Tariq Arain, Sub Regional Development Manager, EA, Kuehne + Nagel; James Rusty Eason, Global Technical Adviser, Global Cold Chain Alliance; Joseph Kariuki, Head of Transport – Freight Forwarders Solutions and Tim Steel, CEO Copia, as Panelist during a Supply Chain Networking Breakfast Forum hosted by Africa Logistics Properties forum

2 of 4: Jubilee Insurance Launches The Jubilee Mum’s Club, a knowledge sharing hub for women

Barbara Mulwana (3rd Left), the Executive Director of Nice House of Plastics and Jubilee Insurance CEO, Mr Deepak Pandey (4th right) officially launch the Jubilee Mum’s Club at Serena Kampala on 1st October 2019. The Jubilee Mum’s Club is a platform for mothers; aspiring, new and experienced, to share their maternal acumen on motherhood and other key aspects of life such as care of the family, parenthood, financial and women’s general health matters.

3 of 4: Broll Uganda, takes over management of Crested Towers Building from Knight Frank

Engineer Kenneth Kaijuka, Acting CEO National Housing and Construction Company (NHCC) officially handing over property and facilities management of the Crested Towers building to Mr. Moses Lutalo, Broll Uganda Country Manager, during a press conference held on 1st October at Rwenzori towers. Founded in 1975, Broll Property Group is one of Africa’s leading commercial property services company with offices in major cities and towns in South Africa as well as operations in Cameroon, Ghana, Indian Ocean Islands, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia and provides real estate services in other African countries.

4 of 4: Construction of Raxio’s Data Centre at 70%, opening due for January 2020

The Raxio Data Centre facility, set to be the first private tier 3 data centre in Uganda will be launching in January 2020. In picture; Raxio Executives taking a tour of the facility progress along with main Contractor (Roko), MEP contractor (Giza systems), all consultants including Future Tech (the main consultant) and architect Symbion.  Construction is currently under progress at Namanve Industrial Park.

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PICTORIAL: Construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) to start this July



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