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A security house under construction at property Mogul Sudhir Ruparelia’s new Resort Beach hotel in Entebbe has collapsed.
In an interview with Africa Tembelea, Sudhir said it was true the gate house collapsed on Sunday morning, but with no fatalities reported.
“It is true, there were no fatalities and the few injured workers are receiving adequate treatment at Entebbe Hospital,” Sudhir said.
According to Dr. Sudhir, having contracted the turnkey project to a private contractor, investigations have started to ascertain the actual cause of the collapse.
Reports on social media had earlier indicated that the hotel which is under construction had collapsed, but the businessman refuted this story.
“There is no cause for alarm. We had not yet even started building the hotel. It was just the gatehouse,” he said.
The real estate magnate said work on the hotel will resume once investigations are complete and he is assured of the quality of work and safety of the private contractor’s workers.
– Convention Centre –
Located on over 15 acres at Abayita Ababiri trading centre near the Shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe (former Ssese Gateway Beach), the new resort and convention centre will be a 350 room resort and convention centre, with 4 restaurants, marina for 50 boats, 10 presidential suites, Convention Centre with carrying capacity of 3500 persons, additional conference facilities of upto 1500 persons, small conference and meeting facilities, 3 wedding grounds and parking space for 1500 cars.
With its strategic location and the range of facilities, Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing director Ruparelia Group of Companies estimates the cost upon completion, to be in the range of Shs 36 billion, adding that it will be ideal place for business and leisure travelers, as well as airline crew and the local community.