City tycoon Sudhir Rupaleria has been awarded with 2019 lifetime tourism achiever from Uganda Tourism Board for his continued efforts to elevate the tourism sector in Uganda.
The awards were arranged by UTB in a bid to promote local tourism but also to appreciate key individuals that have made a significant contribution to the industry. The awards were dubbed the Ekuula pearl of Africa tourism award exhibition.
The businessman recently offered to become a lifetime guardian for a chimpanzee at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria.
Minister Minister Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu said Ruparelia’s offer to be a lifetime guardian for the chimp demonstrates his attachment to tourism and conservation in the country.
On top of sponsoring the chimpanzee, Sudhir has a fleet of posh hotels and other top of the art residential facilities like Speke Apartments among others. Among other personalities awarded at the function was Ms Sarah Kagingo for her continued promotion of the tourism sector.