Death Announcement | Hajji Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige – BMK Group Chairman Passes On

Posted September 10, 2021 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Death Annoucement ~ 2,970 views


The Late Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, commonly known as BMK, was a Ugandan businessman, entrepreneur and hotel owner. A wealthy Ugandan who served the Diaspora in various capacities.

In 1986, BMK Group started a general trade and manufacturing company. Ten years later in 1997 Hotel Africana was born with only 40-rooms they have now expanded to 233 rooms and 30 serviced apartments on Kololo Hill, a prestigious location within Kampala’s central business district.

He named his hotel, Hotel Africana. During the next ten years, the hotel grew into a four star establishment, with several amenities, a swimming pool, manicured gardens and a conference center, the Africana Conference Center, with a seating capacity of 3,500 delegates.

In addition to the hotel, BMK has invested in real estate, construction equipment, motorcycle distributorships and foreign exchange bureaus across East and Central Africa.

He was also the founder of the Boda Boda rides a term he says was first used at the Boda of Uganda and Kenya when people used to cross on bicycles he later introduced Motorcycles imported from Japan and the culture of Boda Boda’s was born.

Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige has been the Chairman and Managing Director of the BMK Group of companies, whose businesses empire included:

Hotel Africana, 2-4 Wampewo Avenue, Kololo Hill, Kampala, Uganda
BMK Group (U) Limited, Nateete, Kampala, Uganda
BMK Group (K) Limited, Nairobi, Kenya
BMK Group (T) Limited, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
BMK Group (R) Limited, Kigali, Rwanda
BMK Group (Z) Limited, Lusaka, Zambia

Hotel Africana Forex Bureau 1, 2-4 Wampewo Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
Hotel Africana Forex Bureau 2, 16-18 William Street, Kampala Uganda
BMK Construction Leasing Company, Kigali, Rwanda
BMK Oil Equipment Company, Kampala, Uganda

Other responsibilitiesIn addition to his private business interests, Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige served in the following public positions: He is a former Chairman of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA).

He is a former Board Member and Chairman Uganda chapter of the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA). He Served as the Chairman Uganda-American Sickle Cell Rescue Fund. He was awarded a doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities at the United Graduate College and Seminary.

Dr. Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige employed over 700 people with a business empire that stretched in several countries and expanded over 20 years. He was a Diaspora Lifetime Award recipient for his entrepreneurship spirit and support for Diaspora affairs at a ceremony held at Kampala Serena Hotel in 2014. Photo Credit & Special Report – By Ronnie Mayanja – Ugandan Diaspora Network Inc.


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