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15 Ugandans win regional awards

By Eddie Ssejjoba

Added 7th November 2018 05:24 PM

Regional winners will compete for the continental awards slated for November 27, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Rita Kabatunzi, Vision Group's Corporation Secretary receives her award from Annelize Wepener, chief Executive Officer of CEO Global for the media catagory in the Africa's Most Influential /women in Business and Government. Photo by Eddie Ssejjoba

Regional winners will compete for the continental awards slated for November 27, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

At least 15 Ugandans have been declared winners of the Great Lakes regional CEO Global Pan African Awards out of a total of 4,000 entries from 57 countries across Africa.

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)’s Jeniffer Musisi won the Agencies and Regulatory Authority category in Uganda while the media award went to Vision Group’s Corporation Secretary, Rita Kabatunzi.

Participants competed in two categories, the Titans Building Nations for men and Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and the awards were handed over at Protea Hotel in Kololo.

Regional winners will compete for the continental awards slated for November 27, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  

Prof William Bazeyo, the acting deputy Vice Chancellor of Makerere University won both the country and regional award in the education and training (academic) category.

Kenneth KImuli a.k.a Pablo reacts after he won both the country and regional award in the art and culture sector in the CEO Global Awards at Protea Hotel in Kololo. Right is Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive Officer of CEO Global.Photo by Eddie Ssejjoba

Known for his ‘Always be a contribution’ policy, Prof. Bazeyo has shared his knowledge and skills to make a difference through his Resilient African Network and nurtured upcoming student innovators in 20 universities across Africa.

Former lecturer in the same institution, Pauline Korukundo won the country’s award in the automotive and Components sector. She is the Vehicle Integral Manager for the Kiira Motors Corporation and has been part of the research team from Makerere University which developed Africa's first electric vehicle in 2011.

The other winners include Dickson Mushabe, an expert in Information, Computer and Technology sector who scooped both the country and regional awards.

Mushabe, founder and chief executive officer of Hostalite, a Web hosting, design and software development company has developed an on-line Investment Club (cinnamon club) that helps corporates run on-line investment clubs. He has exported his product to countries like Ethiopia and Zambia.

 

 Other notable winners were Kenneth Kimuli alias Pablo, who also scooped both the country and regional awards in the arts and culture sector. He is a known comedian and theatre actor.  

Amos Wekesa, a tourism guru, Grace Loumo and Dr. Patrick Tusiime were given lifetime achievers’ awards.  

Annelize Wepener, the chief executive of CEO Global said the awards are the leading Pan African recognition programme honouring excellence in the private and public sector and cover 23 economic sectors

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