A memorial lecture, business mentoring sessions and deserving awards for upcoming entrepreneurs will be part of the activities to be held in remembrance of the contribution made by the late James Mulwana in business during his lifetime.
According Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), the business symposium and a series of business activities will be marked every January 15, the date the renowned entrepreneur and businessman breathed his last.
The activities, whose preparations are already underway, will culminate into a prestigious ceremony in late February where young entrepreneurs, after going through rigorous selections, will walk away with Prof Mulwana Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards.
The event will be conducted every year as a memory of the fallen industrialist. President Museveni is expected to be the chief guest. He will hand over the entrepreneurship awards to the young and innovative entrepreneur, who according to PSFU will be between 18 and 35 years.
Mr Gideon Badagwa, the PSFU executive director, , said last week the activities will be centred around what the deceased valued most in his life time. He said: “We are doing this because we have to keep the legacy of the business icon alive through promoting the ideals he stood for like.”
“Supporting youth’s development programmes and advising the young generations, let alone promoting the private sector growth in the country was key in Mr Mulwana life time,” he said.
Before his death at the age of 76, Mulwana was board member of several high profile corporations inluding Umeme, Nile Breweries, BAT, UMA, Airtel and SOS, a children’s care organisation.