• Fri. Aug 19th, 2022

Commissioning Victors Valley Hotel: Poor Man Becomes Hotel Owner

UGANDA, Wakiso Real Muloodi NewsOn the 18th of June, 2022, the Victors Valley Hotel located in the green valleys of Nakwero, Canaan Royal Estates off Gayaza Kayunga Road in Wakiso District, was commissioned. Robert Onyango and his wife, Ritah Onyango, are the owners of this luxurious hotel.

Robert’s is a genuine ‘rags to real muloodi’ story; going from abject poverty to overcome all obstacles to succeed in life and becoming a luxury hotel owner.

The Background Story

Robert Onyango is a humble and peaceful gentleman who rose from extreme poverty deep in the village of Tororo District. He tells a story of personally educating himself through university in Uganda and London. 

As a little boy, Robert describes himself as a boy with jiggers on his feet and a life characterised by adversity, though he refused to be overpowered by poverty.

Robert worked for some time in London and later returned to invest his savings. He and his wife own Victors Valley Hotel, found in a conducive environment with conference services, accommodation, bar and restaurant and recreational activities.

At the Commissioning Ceremony

The guest of honour at the hotel commissioning was the Minister of State for Tourism, Hon. Martin Mugarura. He noted poor service delivery as one of the biggest obstacles to the success of the tourism sector in Uganda.

The Minister of State for Defense, Hon. Jacob Oboth was also at the function and applauded his friend Robert for putting his savings to good use.

He encouraged people, both in the private sector and in government to emulate the habit of saving and adopting the spirit of investment to create employment for others.

His Grace Reverend Arch. Bishop Emmanuel Obbo of Tororo Archdiocese attended the ceremony and called on Ugandans to support domestic tourism as a part of the buy Uganda (BUBU) strategy.

His Grace Emmanuel Obbo appreciated Robert for taking on investment to create employment for Ugandans.

The bishop also blessed the efforts of people with an investment mindset. He added that investment is the only way Uganda can move beyond the middle-income status.

At the ceremony, Hon. Martin Mugarura revealed that on the 27th of June, 2022, during the commemoration of World Tourism Day, the Ministry of Tourism, has organised Tororo Rock climbing as part of the efforts to encourage domestic tourism.

What Robert Had to Say at the Ceremony

On his part, Robert Onyango spoke of resilience and hard work, which he learned from his late father. He added that the hotel was named after his father, who instilled in him the spirit of hard-working right from a young age.

“With proper planning and support from my wife, I was able to acquire land cheaply, and over time we were able to put up this magnificent hotel,” he said.

As a Rotarian, he also encouraged his guests to join Rotary and serve others because “life is about giving back in form of service to the community.”

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