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Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige


Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige

Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige
Born 1955 (age 59–60)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Occupation Businessman & Entrepreneur
Years active 1997 — present
Known for Investments
Home town Kampala
Religion Islam

Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, commonly known as BMK, is a Ugandan businessman, entrepreneur and hotel owner. He is one of the wealthiest people in Uganda.[1]


  • Background 1
  • Business Interests 2
  • Other responsibilities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


In 1997, BMK started with a 40-room motel 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 233 rooms, a swimming pool, manicured gardens and a conference center, the Africana Conference Center, with a seating capacity of 3,500 delegates.[2] In addition to the hotel, BMK has invested in real estate, construction equipment, motorcycle distributorships and foreign exchange bureaus.

Business Interests

Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige is the Chairman and Managing Director of the BMK Group of companies, whose member businesses include:[3]

Other responsibilities

In addition to his private business interests, Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige serves in the following public positions:

  • He is the current Chairman of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA).[6]
  • He is a former Board Member of the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA)[7]

See also


  1. ^ Michael Kanaabi, and Ssebidde Kiryowa (6 January 2012). "Uganda: The Deepest Pockets".  
  2. ^ Newvision, Archive (22 August 2006). "Hotel Africana Celebrates 9 Years".  
  3. ^ Muwanga, David (30 December 2008). "Third World Easier To Invest In, Says BMK".  
  4. ^ BOU, . (2013). "Licensed Forex Bureau In Uganda As of 2013".  
  5. ^ Newvision, Archives (20 October 2006). "BMK Smells Bunyoro Oil Money".  
  6. ^ Bwogi, Charles (15 July 2005). "URA Scraps Tax On Hotel Items".  
  7. ^ "About Ugandan North American Association". UNAA. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

External links

  • Hotel Africana Homepage
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