By Spy Uganda
It was pomp and glamour on Saturday 26th August 2023 at Fairway Hotel where Pan African Pyramid (PAP) an umbrella organization for Pan Africanists across the globe, hosted the 6th edition of its awards commonly known as PAP Global Awards, an event that attracted hundreds of Pan Africanists to celebrate their forefathers.
The event that saw hundreds of participants proudly clad in their charming African attires was graced by famous Pan-Africanist dubbed Seventh Day Adventist Church Bishop Joshua Marara III Maponga from Zimbabwe and his wife, Cuban Ambassador to Uganda H.E Mrs.Tania Perez, UN Peace Keeping Ambassador to East Africa HE. Paul Flynn, a representative from the family of Martin Luther King Junior, and officials from various pro-African NGOs, cultural chiefs and politicians.
This year, PAP recognized 11 Pan Africanists, among them including Hamis Kiggundu who scooped Young & Iconic Dev’t Entrepreneur Award.
Here We Analyse Why PAP Awarding Committee Recognized Hamis Kiggundu;
Many Africans, for decades, bought their former colonizers’ narrative, that Africa is 3rd world, that if you want to thrive in anything, then you must leave African continent, go to the land of opportunities which is Europe and America in order for you to realize your dream and potential. Now look here, in our midst, there’s a simple man but not a simple profile.
If you’re looking for a man who has defied all such nonsensical narratives and risen to the occasion and proved to the world that success is not a preserve of a certain type of people in a certain geographical location of the world, then look for no further than Mr Hamis Kiggundu.
In his one of his numerous mindstriking books, Kiggundu actually tells all sundry that, regardless of your geographical location, color,race or sex, all you need to progress is “Reason and Reality”! You need a critical type of thinking, reasoning and reality if you want to succeed, and you don’t need any of the above for you to fail!
Born, bred and educated from the poor villages of Uganda, Kiggundu, commonly known as Ham, is now an international businessman, investor, real estate and property developer, philanthropist, author and lawyer, believed to be one of the wealthiest young people in Uganda and Africa, with an estimated net worth of US$870 Million.
He’s CEO Ham Group of Companies, and author of “Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality” and “Reason as the World Masterpiece”, books that have sold millions of copies across the world, inspiring millions of African youth, who for one reason or the other could have lost hope and carriage to fail while trying than fail to try.
Ham, who started in 2005 as a meager importer of lady’s 2nd hand bags, garments and furniture has since metamorphosed into a multi-billion International business mogul with business investments across Africa, Asia and Europe and America.
Ham group of companies include; Ham Agro processing, Ham Agro Bank, Nakivubo stadium, Hamz sports club, Ham Palm Villas, Hanna International School, Ham International Express logistics in California USA, Ham International in California USA, Ham International United Kingdom, Ham International South Africa and Hamz Ltd, to mention but a few.
At a young age with significant achievements to his name, ham has not only contributed to Africa’s growth but Ham is a clear living example that Africa can rise to the occasion by using its own potential and compete favorably with the rest of the world.
Kiggundu doesn’t only believe that Africa is endowed with immense opportunities to spur socio economic development but has actually demonstrated to you that it’s possible. He is not talking about it, he’s living it. This is contrary to the perceived view that Africa is mealy a begging and donor-led continent.
His books, “Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality” and “Reason as the World Masterpiece” better explains his inner understanding of the business world. Grab one today.