The construction of Speke Resort Convention Centre at Munyonyo in Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest in East Africa is entering into the last episode of roofing, fitting and finishing.
Structural works now stand at 75%, an indication that Ruparelia Group will deliver the magnificent facility in November this year, as Uganda prepares to host the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in January 2024.
All proceedings of this global event will happen at Speke Resort Convention Center.
Further, the G77 South Summit will also be held at the same 4000 seater venue that boosts 12 break out session rooms with fully fledged facilities like dining halls, mini conference rooms where particular Presidents can hold small meetings on the margins of the main event.
The Chairman of the Ruparelia Group Sudhir Ruparelia is optimistic he will beat the deadline to deliver the facility fully furnished.
It will cost him $47 million (shs 172 billion) to oversee the completion of this one of a kind center.
Dr Sudhir was selected to take up the venture because of his financial muscle and experience in leisure industry and having vast expertise in construction.
Then government through Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) entered a joint venture with the businessman on a 50/50% shareholding basis.
Each party contributed $10 million as equity. Government lent the consortium $27 million.
Once it’s completed, the center will also play a mega role in promotion of the conference tourism.