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Entrepreneurs Get Recognition

By Vision Reporter

Added 14th March 2004 03:00 AM

THE New Vision and the Rotary Club of Kampala have recognised outstanding entrepreneurs in the annual National Enterprise Awards held at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala on Friday.

THE New Vision and the Rotary Club of Kampala have recognised outstanding entrepreneurs in the annual National Enterprise Awards held at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala on Friday.

By Arthur Baguma and Charles Bwogi
THE New Vision and the Rotary Club of Kampala have recognised outstanding entrepreneurs in the annual National Enterprise Awards held at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala on Friday.
The winners were classified into two groups. Group A for business people above 34 years of age and Group B for those under.
Peace Byandusya, the managing director of Blessing Abise, a Kabale-based firm dealing in mushrooms, bee-keeping and business skills training, won the top woman award. In the same category, Charles Naguyo, whose company makes ginnery chrome washers out of scrap leather, took the man’s award.
Richard Mbonye, the managing director of UNSIS, a financial/human resource consultancy won the top slot in category B for men. The woman’s award in this category went to Anita Kigonya, an environmental consultant.
The organisers were looking for creativity, innovation, employment creation, profitability, ethical management and high quality standards of enterprise.
Jovino Akaki, the state minister for tourism and the guest of honour thanked the organisers for sustaining the scheme. “The key effort is to introduce an entreprenuership curriculum in secondary schools in a bid to build a generation of job creators,” he said.
The New Vision circulation manager, Tom Wasswa said, “The event is good in answering the President’s call for more investments and entrepreneurs. It augurs well with the fact that Uganda is ranked high in entreprenuership globally.”
Sponsors included MTN Uganda, British Airways, Crane Bank, SpaceNet International, SDV Transami, Air Tanzania, Uganda Batteries, Rwenzori Water, Ntake Bakery and Crane Crafts and Engravers. Winners won several prizes including plaques, cash, phones. free publicity, air tickets and air time.
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Entrepreneurs Get Recognition

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