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Dalton Ahimbisibwe; Shoe maker

By the Indepenent Team Dalton Ahimbisibwe, 43, started making shoes when he realized that all people want to wear shoes. That was in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb, in 2005. Together with a team of five artisans, the hand-made shoes are crafted with special attention to maintaining both the quality and …

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Precious Tamale;

By the Indepenent Team Dry cleaner When she joined Makerere University in 2011, Precious quickly realized that students didn’t have time to do their own laundry yet they wanted to be smart at all times.   The graduate of Adult and Community Education saw a business opportunity of providing the service.  …

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Setting a standard in insurance

By Agnes E. Nantaba Paul Kavuma is the deputy managing director of Goldstar Insurance Company Ltd. He spoke to Agnes E. Nantaba about their operations in particular and the insurance industry in general. What are the key elements in your management style as a manager? I believe in creating an …

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Setting the bar for local wines

By Agnes E. Nantaba Prudence Ukkonika is the founder and executive director of K-Roma Ltd, the producers of Bella Wine. She spoke to Agnes E. Nantaba about her entrepreneurship journey and pertinent issues in the local beverages industry What are the key elements in your management style as a manager? …

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Meddie Iga; Tree nursery entrepreneur

By the Indepenent Team Iga enjoyed gardening and landscaping working with his father who owned and ran several tree nurseries in Entebbe. He later turned his passion into business by starting a tree and flower nursery of his own in Makerere. He says growing plant seedlings is a faster way …

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Rolling out agency banking

By Isaac Khisa Olumuyiwa Asagba is the chief executive officer of Interswitch  East Africa.  He spoke to Isaac Khisa about their operations, agency banking, and the financial services sector in Uganda. What is your leadership philosophy as a chief executive officer? Every leader needs to have a vision. That vision …

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Tom Okurut Vegetable farmer

By the Indepenent Team Growing vegetables is a business that anyone with a passion in farming can start and make money within a short while.  Tom Okurut started growing vegetables in a sack at his house because he had limited land. It would also be easy to manage.  “If you …

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Providing offices in space

By Isaac Khisa Brian Tabaruka is the general manager of the Regus, a virtual office service provider in Uganda.  He spoke to Isaac Khisa about their operations and other issues in the virtual office industry. What is your personal philosophy of leadership as a manager? Personally, appreciate that I am …

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Aisha Namalishe; Caterer

By the Indepenent Team Aisha Namalishe studied Catering and Hotel Management after which she was employed by a catering firm in Kampala.  She desperately needed that experience from the field after grasping the basics in class. Two years later, she felt that she had gathered enough experience to fly off …

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