Museveni pays tribute to BMK (1)
BMK passed away at the age of 67. FILE PHOTO

Yoweri Museveni has said Hajji Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige (BMK) was a great entrepreneur who will be greatly missed in his message mourning his death.

Uganda President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has paid tribute to Hajji Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige (BMK) recently, calling him a great entrepreneur whose absence will be sorely felt.

Museveni said his potential will be highly remembered as one of the key elements that contributed towards building a fortune not only in Uganda but in Africa as a whole.

“I received, with profound sadness, the news announcing the death of Dr. Alhaji Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, which occurred on the 10th of September, 2021. I wish to extend, on behalf of the people of Uganda, my family, the NRM Party, and on my own behalf, heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of the Late Alhaji Bulaimu Muwanga.”

“The Country has lost a great Entrepreneur and innovative Business Leader, who profitably took advantage of Uganda’s vast business opportunities to create jobs and incomes for our people,” the president said.

In addition, he said his numerous investments in the services industry including in agriculture and manufacturing have created avenues for employment and revenue for the Country.

The president noted that whatever the deceased has done for the country is worth recognition. He urged Ugandans more so the youths to borrow a leaf and try to emulate.

“His unwavering commitment and hard work enabled him to ascend to great heights of personal success and to create an international business empire from very humble beginnings,” Museveni added.

“He leaves behind a great example, worth emulating, especially for the young generation. Persistence and dedication to correct principles yield positive results in the long run. May Dr. Alhaji Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige’s Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.”

BMK, a self-made homegrown tycoon who toiled from scratch was pronounced dead on Friday. 

Entirely known for his tenacity and hard work, the deceased reportedly succumbed to cancer-related complications from one hospital in Nairobi following years of battling ill health. 

BMK died at the age of 67. At the time of his death, the deceased had launched his book titled “My Story of Building A Fortune in Africa” in which he explains how he rose to fame owning Hotel Africana with branches in Kampala, Moroto and Lusaka in Zambia with business interests in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda. 

He also owned a chain of spare parts outlets in Uganda, Dubai, Japan and Zambia.