KAMPALA: There was glamour and pomp as Sudhir Ruparelia family was joined by other guests on Sunday to witness the opening of Kingdom Mall-Kampala to the public.
The event that attracted Kampala’s top businessmen and executives was presided over by Mrs Jyotsna Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Meera Investment and Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director Crane Management Services.
The only person from the Ruparelia missing was Mr. Sudhir Ruparelia who was said to be out of the country for other business engagements.
Rajiv revealed that they were happy for having completed the building on time as the country gears up for oil production and as such, they intend to contribute on the provision of fine office space to the oil executives.
“We are here today to observe the opening of Kingdom Mall-Kampala, it is a former Shimon Primary School that acquired and now we have completed phase one of our building which is an open building and which is one of the very few in Uganda and it has been launched at the strategic time when we are trying to target the upcoming oil sector and other sector that require office space.” He said.
Adding “We have 42,000 square meters of office space and it has been long journey of two years with our teams here but finally today we can say we are there”
Kingdom Kampala Mall is the latest additions to Kampala’s skylines as Uganda’s city changes its outlook year in year out as it attracts investors who want to do business in the Central Business District (CBD).
The state-of-the art building has a parking space of up to 450 cars, ensuring that owners don’t have stress looking for where to park in town.
Sprinkler fire suppression system, boosted by 400 CCTVs makes the building safe and secure for clients. Backup generators to keep clients’ business and offices running.
The building has six lifts with 72 passenger capacity. With an estimated height of 39.78 meters and 11 floors above ground, the building should provide the best shopping and business environment.
The features of the building listed:
2,000m2 of lettable retail & office space.
Parking for up to 450 cars.
Sprinkler fire suppression system.
400 CCTVs for security.
3 backup generators.
6 Lifts, with combined 72- passenger capacity.
90% of the workforce local
Construction material local