It is with great pleasure that we inform you that Dr. Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, the UHOA Founding Father has been reappointed as representative on the Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT) for the Tourism Sector. This is indeed very exciting news for UHOA.
As you will recall, during Dr Kibirige's previous term on PIRT, he successfully lobbied against VAT on upcountry hotels and most importantly got us tax exemption on all construction materials so that hotels and lodges upcountry could refurbish their hotels to better standards. This was one of UHOA's biggest achievements.
In this communication to the Chair-lady, Dr Kibirige pledged to support UHOA by presenting our sector's biggest challenges to HE the President of Uganda. He requested UHOA to prepare all our challenges for discussion at PIRT.
In her congratulatory message to Dr Kibirige, the UHOA Chair-lady, Madam Susan Muhwezi, on behalf of the UHOA Executive Council, UHOA General Managers Board and all UHOA Members thanked HE the President of Uganda for the confidence he has in Dr Kibirige to be the hotel industry's voice and steer the Tourism and Hospitality sector to great heights so as to contribute to Uganda's economy and prosperity.
Our former ED and Deputy Chairman of UTB, Mr. Ismail Sekandi, in his congratulatory message thanked Dr Kibirige for his devoted and untiring support of UHOA through the good times and challenging times. He pledged his support and the support of UTB.
On behalf of all UHOA members, we would like to congratulate Dr Kibirige for this very big achievement. This is truly great news for UHOA!