KAMPALA: Beating all odds to make it in life, Robert Onyango a humble and amicable gentleman has risen from extreme poverty in the back-end village of Tororo district to owning one of the latest luxurious hotels in Wakiso.
Onyango’s story is one of a boy with jiggers in his feet characterised by adversity but refusing to allow poverty to subdue him into the world of helplessness.
He tells a story of personally educating himself through Universities both in Uganda and London where he worked for sometime before coming back to Uganda to invest his savings.
Together with his dear wife Rita Onyango, they now own Victors Valley Hotel located in the green valleys of Nakwero, Canaan Royal Estates, neighborhood off Gayaza Kayunga road.
The hotel was commissioned on Saturday, June 18, 2022, with prayers led by His Grace the most Rev Arch. Bishop Emmanuel Obbo of Tororo Arch diocese who
Called upon Ugandans to support domestic tourism as part of buying Uganda building Uganda (BUBU). He hailed Robert Onyango for towing the investment path as part of the efforts to create employment to Ugandans.
He blessed the efforts of people with an investment mindset, adding that it’s the only way Uganda can move beyond the middle income status.
Robert Onyango on his part spoke of resilience and hardwork imparted on him by his late father. He said the hotel was named after his father who instilled the spirit of hardwork in his life right from young age.
“With proper planning and support from my wife I was able to acquire land cheaply and over time we were able to put up this magnificent hotel,” he said.
Onyango who is also a Rotarian urged his guests to join rotary and serve others.” Life is about giving back in form of service to community.
The guest of honor Minister of State for Tourism Hon. Martin Mugarura noted poor service delivery as the biggest impediment to the success of tourism sector in Uganda.
He also revealed that on June 27, 2022, to commemorate world tourism day, the Ministry of Tourism have organised Tororo rock climbing as part of the efforts to encourage domestic tourism.
Also in attendance was the Minister of state for Defense Hon. Jacob Oboth Oboth who applauded his home boy Onyango for putting his savings to good use. He urged people both in private sector and in government to emulate the savings habit by adopting the spirit of investment to provide jobs.
Victors Valley Hotel is located in a lush environment, offering conference services , accommodation, bar and restaurant as well as recreational activities.
By Jackson Oboth