On Monday morning, a kindhearted waitress discovered a wallet containing $10,000 (Sh36m) inside a client’s room at Brovad Sands Lodge in Kalangala and handed it over to the hotel’s management.
The hotel’s manager, Eric Baluku, stated that Joan Nansubuga had done what most Ugandans would not have done in her situation.
The manager at Brovad Sands Lodge however stressed, “She is a room attendant and was the one working in the room. She discovered the money on Monday shortly after the Eritrean tourists we had hosted had left. On checking the wallet, she was very excited and immediately dashed to the front desk and alerted us.”
Baluku observed that the tourists had registered themselves in the hotel visitor’s books, so they went through the contacts and contacted them.
“They were extremely happy that we had such genuine persons and since they had left Kalangala, they gave us directions on how to send the money. We are glad that they received the money,” he added.
In addition, according to Baluku, the hotel management was extremely pleased with Nansubuga. “We gathered the workers for a small brief and thanked them for being kind and gave Nsubuga a token of sh100,000.”