UGANDA, Kampala | Real Muloodi News | A fire broke out at the Speke Resort Munyonyo Hotel Kampala at around 3 pm on Friday 17th February 2023, causing chaos among high-profile guests and staff.
The blaze affected about ten rooms and one of the grass-thatched structures, leaving some guests’ belongings burnt to ashes.
Fortunately, there were no reported injuries or deaths, and the police’s fire brigade managed to put out the flames.
Hotel management has since spoken out about the incident, calling it a minor fire caused by a building extension contractor.
Sudhir Ruparelia, the hotel owner, stated that the fire did not disrupt operations and only affected the entrance of one of the staff exit points.
“We had a fire (incident) at the staff entrance and exit caused by the contractor on the building going on. No one is injured and above all it is very minor. And it has not affected the daily operations at the resort,” Sudhir says.
However, the full extent of the damage is yet to be established.
About Speke Resort Munyonyo
Speke Resort Munyonyo is a multi-million dollar luxurious hotel that has hosted high-end functions, including the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of State meeting in Kampala.
The hotel is currently undergoing construction work for a new convention centre, which will be used for the upcoming Non-Alignment Movement Conference in Kampala.
Last year, the government took out a loan to fund this project to the tune of USh86.4 billion.
Unconfirmed reports claim is not the first time Speke Resort Munyonyo has experienced a fire incident. There was a similar occurrence last year that never went public, the reports claim.
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