Busitema University, AKSA Group Seal US$ 704m Development Plan!   

Busitema University, AKSA Group Seal US$ 704m Development Plan!   

By Andrew Irumba

Kampala: AKSA Group, seasoned multibillion International large-scale Infrastructure Developers based in Canada have Friday December 22,2023 signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Busitema University to design, construct and finance the Construction of a Teaching Hospital at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Mbale and an Agro Science Park.

AKSA Group specializes in the development of infrastructure projects in developing and emerging markets around the world.

Mr. Nurdin Samji, the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive officer, during the press conference held at Serena Hotel in Kampala revealed that the company had already offset a total of US$ 704million to inject in the University’s expansion plan in Mbale City and Soroti. “We’ve allocated US$ 304m for construction of a Teaching Medical Hospital in Mbale and US$ 400m for Agro and Science Industrial Park in Soroti. Total is US$704m,” revealed Mr.Nurdin when asked to reveal figures by a Spy Uganda journalist who attended the presser.


The University’s Chancellor Prof. Vinand Nantulya, who doubles as senior presidential Advisor on vaccines, thanked AKSA Group for providing the funds and Mbale Municipal Council for providing 50 acres of free land where the Hospital is to be constructed. “We thank Mbale Municipal leadership for donating to us the land. This development, when done, will provide jobs and learning opportunities to host Communities, but also, it will reduce on Medical tourism Uganda is facing by sending its citizens abroad, since we shall now have these services in Uganda” he said.

    Whereas Prof.Paul Waako signed on behalf of Busitema Univ., Mr.Nurdin signed for AKSA.


    On behalf of Seyani Brothers, the official construction partners for the project, Mr.Rupham Bhatia, Group’s Finance director assured Ugandans of a speedy construction process and state-of-the-art infrastructure when finished. “We’ve a lot of mega constructions we’re currently doing here in Uganda and in the neighboring countries, which is a sign of trust for our unmatched services,” he said.

    Other key notable high level figures who attended the press conference include;

    Prof Pakoyo Kamba- Deputy Vice Chancellor, Paddy Namuremire-Chief Planner, Martha Apolot- Legal Chief and  Dr Charles Muweesi-Acting Director and Lecturer (BU), Aisha Alibhai-(Business consultant for AKSA and Assistant Editor of Hansard at Parliament of Uganda), Hon.Dr. Ajedra Gabriel Aridru (AKSA Consultant for Africa), Arzina Kurji (Resident National Council for Aga Khan), Kurban Karim (AKSA Group Canada) and Najjuna Maria (Dero Capital) among others.


    About Busitema University:

    Busitema University is a multi-campus model public University located in the Eastern region of Uganda with six campuses. The main campus is at Busitema in Tororo District and others at Nagongera, Namasagali, Arapai, Mbale, Pallisa and Kaliro. Established by a statutory instrument in 2007, the University focuses on relevant and critical study programs in Engineering, Science Education, Health Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Management Sciences and Vocational Education. At the time of establishment, it was envisaged that the University would improve equitable access to University Education in the country, since the region did not have a public University. The University opened its doors to the first cohort of students on 3rd October 2007.

    Initially, Busitema University started with two operational campuses; Busitema Campus focusing on Engineering and Technology disciplines and Nagongera Campus with a focus on Science and Education. To date, the University has six operational campuses and one study center in Tororo town focusing on short and skill-based training courses. The University has also grown from two faculties and three academic programmes to six faculties and 70 academic programmes across various specialization.

    About AKSA Group

    AKSA Group are International Infrastructure Developers headquartered in V7M CA,123, Carrie Cates CT, North Vancouver, British Columbia. In was founded in 2009 and deals in the sectors of: Foreign development of Power Solutions, Highways and Roads, Airport Upgrades, Hospital Development, Transport Deployment, Railways, Social Housing, Oil Refinery, Security Services, Ports among others.

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