By John Batanudde
Hilton Hotel sought another record-breaking celebration of the New Year with the largest fireworks display in the country.
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered around the landmark building for an impressive record breaking fireworks display.
Lasers flashed through the skies over Nakasero, the chic suburb surrounding the Hotel, accompanied by dancing fountains at the foot of the tower, to the delight of the over 1000 invited guests who ushered in 2015 in style.
The function started as early as 7pm with all the guests having drinks and dinner while being entertained by Ndere Troupe as they waited for the countdown to the New Year.
To allay any security fears, any person whose name was not on the list was denied access the Hotel.
By 10pm, drinks were over and Mohamed Hammid the proprietor of the hotel ordered for more drinks to be brought into the house.
With the New Year 8 minutes away, all the guests were ordered to leave the VIP tent and go to the gardens to usher in 2015 and shortly, fireworks engulfed the sky. For close to 30 minutes, revelers were treated to one of the best fireworks displays in Kampala. Shortly after, music was played while people danced and hugged who ever was in their vicinity. Departure was at pleasure.
In a brief interview, Hamid said the hotel will be opened before the end of this year and that it will employ more than 2000 Ugandans. (All photos by John Batanudde).