BMK formed Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation a non profitable Organization with the purpose of having communities aware of Sickle Cell disease and it's social Connotation.
By Rehema Naggujja
Kampala capital city Authority Councilors have moved a motion to rename some roads in Kampala after “prominent sons” of Uganda and kampala in particular.
During the KCCA council that sat at City Hall on September 15th, the Deputy Lordmayor her worship Nyanjura Doreen who is also the area Councilor for Makerere University _Kampala proposed, According (A)7 in the KCCA Act 2010, that Wampewo Avenue along which hotel Africana is located and the road between Ggaba road to Reste Corner be named after Hajji Bulayimu Muwanga Kibirige (BMK).
“…….. that Wampewo Avenue, along which Hotel Africana (owned by BMK) is situated be renamed Bulayimu Muwanga Kibirige Avenue in memory of his life. The local leadership of Muyenga led by their LCI chairman Yasin proposed that the road between Ggaba road to Reste Corner be renamed in his memory because the residents got their first bikes and cars Via his importation and he was also a celebrated developer of this area”. Nyanjura submitted in council.
“BMK formed Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation a non profitable Organization with the purpose of having communities aware of Sickle Cell disease and it’s social Connotation.” Nyanjura added .
Bulayimu Muwanga Kibirige, was born on 2nd October 1953 and died on 10th September 2021.
He was Kampala bussinessman, entrepreneur and hotel owner. He started in coffee bussiness which he managed on behalf of his father which made him to miss year of school during his primary education.
In Kampala, he started off by buying locally made wheelbarrows for hire before the meat and fish bussiness.
Before expanding his business across continents in places like Hong Kong, Bangkok, London, China, UAE, Japan to mention but few, in 1970’s BMK imported essential commodities from kenya to cover the shortages of goods to save the struggling ugandans by then.
BMK was also a philanthropist who was keen on religious and other social causes. He was very generous to the Muslim community as he contributed immensely to building of mosques and supporting the underprivileged in their difficult times as well as during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
BMK is the epitome of discipline, hard work, resilience, excellence, generosity to the people of Kampala, Uganda and beyond
They also proposed His Eminence , the late Archbishop Jonah Lwanga leader of Authodox Church in uganda to be named after a road connecting Masiro road to Nakibinge road.
He was born on 18th July 1945 in Degeya Bulemezi sadly passed on the 5th September 2021 in Athens, Greece where he had gone for treatment. Before he breath out, he was the Metropolitan of kampala Uganda under the Eastern Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
1973, 1978 he graduated with a degree in philosophy and Theology respectively at the University of Athens. In 1979 he served as secretary of the Uganda Mission of the Metropolis of irinoupolis and in 2981 he was ordained diaconate.
1997, Bishop Jonah was elevated to Metropolitan of Kampala and Exarch of all Uganda and over 20 medical facilities and hospitals have been elevated under his leadership.
He will be remembered for actively speaking out against corruption, human rights abuses and bad governance. He also encouraged his priests to do so .