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The Shumuk group of companies has taken over the management of late Maj Gen Kazini’s (RIP) hotel in Kasese.  

The hotel name has also changed from KEPP resort to Springs International hotel. The group took over the hotel late last year after reaching a concession with the family of the late Kazini.

In a statement, Shumuk Group general manager Dan Muhumuza says the hotel is undergoing a facelift to meet international standards as required by tourists. Situated on a three-acre piece of land in Kasese town, management of Shumuk says it has already injected over Shs 2bn in the hotel. The hotel has been rebranded to suit a good destination for tourists and travellers among others, notes the statement.

The hotel is expected to be upgraded to a three-star status, and is “expected to offer the best services in the region.”

Kasese district, where the hotel is located, is one of the splendid destinations for tourists due to the several tourist attractions - the Equator, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mountain Rwenzori climbing and the magnificent Kazinga channel, among others.

The hotel is expected to tap into the annual 65,000 visitors to Queen Elizabeth National park and the Rwenzori mountains. Shumuk group also intends to put up an astronomy centre and a helicopter landing pad for all tourists.

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