Ahead of the 50th Independence anniversary, due to culminate with a range of celebrations across the Pearl of Africa on 09th October, is Serena Hotels injecting 100 million Uganda Shillings into the Presidents Shield Golf Tournament due to be held this Friday at the Uganda Golf Union course in the green heart of Kampala.
Serena has long been associated with such sporting events, especially when involving charitable causes, and been sponsoring corporate tournaments in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali and Kampala before, though not on such a significant scale here in Uganda. Serenas CEO Mahmud Janmohamed is expected to join Ugandas golfing who is who on Friday morning to tee off at 08.30 hrs with the winner being celebrated at the evenings dinner at the club house. Serena has since its formation in the early 1970s in Kenya grown to become the predominant hospitality group in Eastern Africa and is quoted on the stock exchanges in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Kampala.
Meanwhile it was learned that the Uganda Golf Union facilities are once again being upgraded and enlarged to move with the times, as Ugandas main championship course sees increasing demand for play from tourist and business visitors from abroad as well as their growing membership. The Kampala Serena Hotel as arrangements in place for guests of arguably Ugandas finest hotel to play at the course by paying just green fees and caddy services, an addd bonus for those choosing to stay at the Serena, besides their superior hospitality of course.
Anthony Chege, General Manager of the Kampala Serena Hotel, made the announcement earlier in the week when issuing a media release about the event. Watch this space.