Here’s What You Didn’t Know About The One-T-Shirt-Man- Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi: Behind His Simplistic Humble Life Style, Lies A Budding Young Business Tycoon

Here’s What You Didn’t Know About The One-T-Shirt-Man- Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi: Behind His Simplistic Humble Life Style, Lies A Budding Young Business Tycoon

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: For decades now, one of the most under estimated and under rated, yet very sophisticated dynamite is that very humble, vulnerable looking yet very powerful Munyoro man, who has for decades cut an edge in marketing, Media, real Estate, politics and humanism. Related: Balaam Barugahara Elected President of Promoters Federation 

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Dr.Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi was born July, 28,1979 (44 yrs ago) to late Engineer David Balaam Byenkya Akiiki of Kijura, Masindi District and Gladesi Byenkya Abwooli of Kalisizo District in Central Buganda.

If you met Balaam for the first time on an event organized by his very own Agency, Balaam Marketing Agency carrying speakers, sweeping the wet carpets after the heavy downpour, carrying Dj box, receiving guests with his hands tacked behind his back, you may mistake him for an errand-boy.

Balaam Baruhagara with President Museveni

But hey, you would be extremely wrong, to the contrary, Balaam is one of those highly connected within the enclaves of power, highly Educated, business magnet and highly intelligent young and promising leader of his generation.

Balaam The Family Man :

Balaam is father to Benta Karuhanga Abwooli, Biden Kamusiime Amooti, Brennan Kamukama Akiiki and Bennette Tumusiime Amooti. He lost his first son to cancer in 2013.

Education Career

He attended Namasagali School, St. John Bosco Senior Secondary School & Original Progressive Senior Secondary School for A -level. He then enrolled at Makerere University for Bachelor of Commerce where he majored in Marketing and later did a Master of Business Administration (Marketing Option) at Cavendish University.

On February 21, 2023, Balaam was awarded a Honorary Doctorate in humanity from Zoe Life Theological College, USA for changing and impacting the lives of Ugandans.

Balaam Barugahara Being Awarded His Honorary Doctorate At Zoe Life Theological College, USA In 2023

Business World

Balaam is the Proprietor and owner of several companies including; Original Best Water company based in South Sudan, Radio One in South Sudan, which is the first privately owned media house in South Sudan, which he started in 2009.

He is also the founder of Balaam Marketing Agency, a leading marketing Agency in Uganda and South Sudan, Managing Director of Radio4 (Uganda), Radio 7 (Masindi), Radio8 (Masaka) and Radio8 (Elgon region).

President Museveni While Launching Balaam’s 5 Star Hotel In Masindi Recently

Balaam is also the MTN Uganda distributor in Kigezi sub region under B&B Cellular, Chairman-Baitu Group Ltd and the leading events and concerts organizer in Uganda and South Sudan.

He is a Real Estate Developer in Kampala and South Sudan and he owns a 5 start Hotel in Masindi, which was recently commissioned by President Museveni.

Balaam is a medium tax payer and employs over 1500 Ugandans and South Sudanese. Now that you know who he is, what do you think is his networth? Your guess is as good as mine. But just to let you know,next time you meet Balaam in his one T-shirt trade mark, acting humble and seemingly acting vulnerable, just know you’re talking to a humble Ugandan young tycoon.

Other Responsibilities

Rotarian Major Donor
Balaam is the National Vice Chairman MK Movement in charge of Western, a pressure group started solely to deliver Gen.Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the next president after H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. He’s a member of the Red cross, Rotarian and a major donor.

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