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Aya Group

Aya Group
Industry Investments, Transportation, Food Processing
Headquarters Kampala, Uganda
Key people Mohammed Hamid
Group Chairman & Managing Director
Products Wheat, Bread, Flour, Construction, Hotels & Resorts
Total assets US$400+ million (2012)
Employees 5,000+ (2011)
Website Homepage

The Aya Group of Companies commonly referred to as the Aya Group, is a business conglomerate based in Uganda.


With headquarters in Kampala, Uganda's largest city, the group's business activities extend to the seven Eastern African and Central African countries of Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Southern Sudan. Aya Group also maintains subsidiaries in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and in New York City, USA.


As of April 2012, the Aya Group is a fast-growing conglomerate. It is one of the largest corporate employers in Uganda, with over 5,000 people under payroll. With a total asset base in excess of US$400 million, the group is involved in the following business lines: [1]

The 300-room Kampala Hilton Hotel, under construction by Aya Investments, a subsidiary of the group, sits on Nakasero Hill, a prestigious location in central Kampala. The hotel will cost over US$150 million to build and is Hilton Hotels' largest investment in Africa to-date. It will be Uganda's third 5-star hotel, next to the Kampala Serena Hotel, which was commissioned in 2006, and the Kampala Intercontinental Hotel, scheduled for commissioning in 2013.[2] Because the majority of construction materials are sourced locally, the construction of this hotel has contributed enormously to Uganda's economy. [3]

Fifi Transport Limited, another group subsidiary owns a fleet of Mercedes Benz trucks fitted with state-of-the-art global positioning satellite technology, making this fleet one the few to be so technologically equipped in this part of the world.[4]

Aya Foundation

The Aya Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that was set up on the urging Mohammed Hamid, the Group Chairman. The foundation assists organizations that cater for needy children. One area that the foundation pays special attention to is the provision of pediatric medications.[5]

Subsidiary Companies

The Aya Group includes but is not limited to the following companies:[6]

  • Aya Bakery Limited - Kampala, Uganda
  • Aya Biscuits Limited - Kampala, Uganda
  • Aya Foundation Limited - Kampala, Uganda - Non-profit Charity, helping needy children
  • Aya Investments Limited - Kampala Uganda - Owners of Kampala Hilton Hotel - One of the only three 5-star hotels in Uganda
  • Aya Mills Limited - Kampala, Uganda
  • Fifi Transport Limited - Kampala, Uganda
  • Pan Afric Commodities Limited - Kampala, Uganda
  • Aya Minining Limited - Kampala, Uganda
  • Aya Mohammed Trade Plc. - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Aya Property Developers Inc. - New York City, New York State, USA

External links

  • Aya Group Homepage
  • Kampala Hilton Specifications
  • Pan Afric Commodities is leading wheat and maize processor in Uganda
  • Interview With Group Chairman In April 2012

See also


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