To all UHOA Members,
As we come to the end of a very successful year, i would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Am very proud to note that we are closing the year as the strongest private sector association in Uganda's Tourism Industry today. None of this would have been achieved without the incredible support of our members this year. Thank you for regularly attending all meetings we have organised in 2015, for participating in all our activities and most of all for endeavoring to pay all your subscription fees on time so that the secretariat would be able to run smoothly.
I would also like to thank my Executive Committee members under whose guidance, UHOA has achieved alot during the course of the year. Very special thanks to our Founding Father Hajji B.M Kibirige who has been the corner stone of our association for the last 15 years that we have been in existence. Am very glad to note that his vision for our Association is finally becoming a reality and today UHOA is truly the "Best provider of Services in the Hospitality Industry". I would also like to thank our General Secretary, Mr. Birungyi Cephas who has always stepped in to support the secretariat whenever we need him. Our members have also benefited from his legal guidance free of charge. UHOA is truly blessed to have Mr. Birungyi as our GS. Most of all a very big thank you to my entire Executive Council under whose leadership we have been able to shine as an Association in 2015.
Very special thanks also go to Mr. Ian Duncan and Mr Anthony Chege, the leaders of our General Managers Association. Thank you for reviving the GM Board. This was also a dream of Hajji Kibirige and am so proud to see that it has been reactivated. I pledge my support and the support of my Executive in ensuring the sustainability of the GM Board in the coming years.
I would like to thank all our partners who have supported our Association in 2015. Our Association is only as strong as our networks. We thank our partners who have sponsored our activities in 2015 (UTB, UWA, Ministry of Tourism, AUTO, UTA and UWEC). We pledge to continue working very closely with you in 2016 to boost the growth of the tourism industry in Uganda.
Last but not least, very special thanks to the team at our Secretariat. This is a small team but they are very passionate about UHOA and they have diligently served our members in 2015. We thank the ED, Jean, ES, Sylvia and our Admin Assistant Sam for all their hard work. I pledge my support and the support of my Executive in the execution of their duties in 2016.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy new Year 2016. May the joys and blessings of Christmas be with you all during this festive season. Our love and greetings to all the management and staff of your hotels and wonderful families who have supported you in 2015.
Our Secretariat will be closed from Wednesday 23 December 2015 to 5 January 2016 to allow our staff take their annual leave and enjoy the Holiday.