Sultanali (John) Halani

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Councillor Sultanali (John) Halani
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Honorary Titles
  • Rai
All Nicknames
  • John
Town of birth
  • Masaka
Country of birth
  • Uganda
Date of Death
  • May 2022
Place of Death
  • Vancouver
Name of Cemetery and plot no
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby
Name of institution of highest education achieved
  • UBC
Place of longest stay
  • Vancouver
Profession or occupation carriedout for the longest period in life
  • Hotelier, Politician
Where-City or Country
  • Vancouver
Partners
Children

Born in Masaka

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John Halani was born in Masaka, Uganda and is one of seven children. In Uganda, he participated in non-profit work with various local community organisations. After the announcement of the Uganda expulsion decree in 1972, John was rendered stateless in his mid-thirties. After being admitted to Canada as a refugee, along with his wife, two children and one of his sisters, John worked at a glass factory in Vancouver before moving into the hotel business in 1975.

Since then, John has owned and managed several hotels, and is currently the owner and proprietor of the Tropicana Suite Hotel in Vancouver. In addition, John serves as the Honorary Consul to Uganda.

A recording (Interview) of John Halani's oral history can be found here: