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How the Kikomekos have survived in business for 42 years

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th August 2016 06:09 PM

William and Joyce Kikomeko stand out as an exemplary exception to this rule. The couple, which set up its first business, Clinic Equipment Limited in Kitintale, in 1974

How the Kikomekos have survived in business for 42 years

William and Joyce Kikomeko stand out as an exemplary exception to this rule. The couple, which set up its first business, Clinic Equipment Limited in Kitintale, in 1974

PIC: William and Joyce Kikomeko at their office at Kitintale, Kamapala. Photos/ Amanda Namayo

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015 ranked Uganda as the most entrepreneurial nation in the world. But it also says many of these businesses collapse before their second birthdays.

 tourist feeds a statunga at the ikomekos zoo at sese slands each otel in alangala A tourist feeds a statunga at the Kikomekos' zoo at Ssese Islands Beach Hotel in Kalangala

 
William and Joyce Kikomeko stand out as an exemplary exception to this rule. The couple, which set up its first business, Clinic Equipment Limited in Kitintale, in 1974, have astonishingly withered turbulent political and economic times to do robust business throughout the years without the benefit of a single bank loan or public bailout.  

This is especially unique in a time when it has become fashionable for presumably successful entrepreneurs to ask for bail outs from government.

 illiam ikomeko at the couples sese slands each otel in alangala William Kikomeko at the couple's Ssese Islands Beach Hotel in Kalangala

 
From restaurants in Kampala to setting up the famed KK Beach in Ggaba, the Kikomekos have also set themselves apart as pioneers of improved hotel accommodation on the Ssese Islands archipelago. They own Ssese Islands Beach Hotel, a sh4b facility that sits on 60 hectares of land among other commercial interests on the land.

Find out the secret of their resilience and success in Pakasa only in tomorrow's New Vision. Check out and like @pakasa vision for more or subscribe for the Epaper

  view of sese slands each otel in alangala from the ake ictoria A view of Ssese Islands Beach Hotel in Kalangala from the Lake Victoria

 

  hospital bed manufactured by the ikomekos linic quipment imited in itintale A hospital bed manufactured by the Kikomekos' Clinic Equipment Limited in Kitintale.

 

 

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