• Sep 15, 2021 . 1 min Read
  • Legislators eulogise BMK

Members of Parliament on Wednesday paid special tribute to the fallen business mogul, Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige. (Courtesy photo)
Cecilia Okoth
Journalist @New Vision

Members of Parliament on Wednesday paid special tribute to the fallen business mogul, Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, who passed away on Friday last week.

Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammad Nsereko moved a motion for a resolution of Parliament to pay tribute to Kibirige, who was commonly known as BMK.

“Unlike other business persons in this country, Kibirige shared his trade secrets when he authored a book titled ‘My story of Building a fortune in Africa’. He did not shun competition but rather encouraged and showed some of the budding businesses,” Nsereko said.

Some of the legislators eulogized BMK as a philanthropist who loved humanity.

They also recognized his resilience, determination, commitment, and his contribution to the economy.

Christopher Komakech, the MP Aruu County, however, said it is important to recognize people when they are still alive as opposed to when they die.

He proposed that the 11th Parliament starts recognizing people when they are still alive.

BMK’s family attended the Wednesday session.

Kibirige (67), was the chairman and managing director of the BMK Group of companies that include Hotel Africana in Kampala, Hotel Africana Moroto and Hotel Africana Lusaka in Zambia.

Others are BMK motorcycles Uganda limited in Kampala, Nairobi Kenya, Dar es Salaam Tanzania, Hotel Africana Forex Bureau, BMK construction Leasing Company, BMK Oil Equipment Company, among others. 

According to a 2012 published report, he was one of the wealthiest people in Uganda. 

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