By Gad Masereka
Saturday, January 13, 2024
In an awe-inspiring display of determination, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia has defied skeptics, completing the Speke Munyonyo Convention Center just in time for the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and G77 and China Summits, commencing this Sunday, January 15, 2024.
Doubts lingered in the air, but Sudhir’s unwavering commitment has proven that promises made by this billionaire are promises kept. The grandeur of the convention center now stands as a testament to his dedication and ability to deliver against the odds.
Agriculture Minister Frank Tumwebaze took to Twitter mid-week to extend his congratulations, saying, “Congratulations Dr @sudhirruparelia on delivering this excellent piece of work (Speke Resort Convention Center) in such record time… Great addition to our #MICE infrastructure!”
Uganda Development Corporation also shared their pride, tweeting on January 8, “UDC and MIL are proud to have delivered on the state-of-the-art Speke Resort Convention Center (SRCC) that will host the NAM Summit and G77 & China conference.”
Social media echoed the sentiment, with a tweet from @abdu_Monday advocating for further recognition, “My appeal to @KCCAUG, and @KagutaMuseveni, let’s add Dr. Sudhir more money to fix Kampala potholes coz he does everything with passion, this is beautiful Speke Resort Convention Center Uganda for #G77ChinaSummitUg24 #NAMSummitUg2024 if God can give us more people like him.”
The Speke Convention Center in Munyonyo has become a symbol of elegance, discussed in hushed tones of admiration for its “sparkling floors, glistening chandeliers, and an ambience of grandeur in and out.”
Uganda is poised to take the center stage, hosting the 19th NAM Summit for Heads of State and Government from January 15 to 20, followed by the third South Summit organized under the framework of Group 77 and China from January 21 to 23. As Uganda assumes the chairmanship of NAM for three years and G77 and China for one year, this marks not just a diplomatic triumph but a promise of economic prosperity for the nation.
Gad Masereka, Reporting Live from the Heart of the Speke Munyonyo Convention Center.