Hamis Kiggundu

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Born (1984-02-10) February 10, 1984 (age 37)
Bukerere, Kalungu, Uganda
NationalityUgandan
Other namesHam
CitizenshipUganda
EducationBachelors of Law
Alma mater
  • Kabojja International School, Munyonyo
  • Makerere University
Occupation
  • Businessman
  • Investor
  • Real estate developer
  • Lawyer
  • Philanthropist
  • Author
Years active2003-Present
Known forChief Executive Officer of the Ham Group of Companies
Net worthUS$ 520,000,000 (Dec 2019 Estimate)-Assets, Income & Taxes[1]
Parent(s)
  • Haruna Segawa (father)
AwardsBusiness Motivation Book of the Year 2018, Uganda

Hamis Kiggundu (born on February 10, 1984), commonly known as Ham,[2][3][4][5] is a Ugandan businessman,[6][7] real estate and property developer, country loyalist, philanthropist, investor[8] and book author.

Ham is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ham Group of Companies.

Background

Kiggundu is the son of Haruna Segawa, a member of a family with extensive property investments in Kampala.[9]

In March 2020, Kiggundu was featured prominently in Ugandan media for his court battle with Diamond Trust Bank.[4][10] He alleges the bank has defrauded him 30 million dollars over the course of 10 years.[11]

Religion and Family

He is a Moslem born and raised in a Moslem family.[12]

Early life

Born on February 10, 1984 in Kalungu Masaka District in the Central Region of Uganda

Education

Kiggundu attended his elementary education in Masaka , joined Kabojja International School[13] in Kampala District for his high school education and later joined Makerere University, graduating with a Bachelors of Laws.

He joined the Law Development Center where he graduated with a diploma in legal practice.

Nakivubo Stadium Re-development

[14] In 2015 President Museveni offered Nakivubo stadium to Kiggundu to re-develop[15] and upgrade Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium, into a modern sports facility a project which is currently on going[16] with ROKO Construction as the lead contractor since then.[17]

Book writing

  • Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality[18][19][20] (2018)

Philanthropy

In 2019 he established Ham Foundation,[21] a charity organization to Improve lives and create a positive and transformative change in individuals and their communities.

In March 2020, Kiggundu, through his Ham Foundation,[22] donated 200 bicycles, Qurans and prayer mats to moslem clerics in the Greater Masaka Region.[23]

In April 2020 Kiggundu through his Ham Foundation donated food relief to Uganda's[24] COVID-19 task force.

Kiggundu also donated food supplies to over 100 Ugandan journalists,[25] through the Uganda Journalists Association.[26] He was also criticized for providing cash handouts to journalists.[27]

Awards

In 2018 Kiggundu was given an award as an acknowledgement for his book[2] titled Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality that emerged the best book of the year in the category of Business Motivation at the event held by Book forum of Uganda in Kampala.[28]

References

  1. J, lukwago (2016-01-18). "Top 10 Youngest Billionaires In Uganda - Check Them Out!". Newslex Point. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ham Kiggundu: "I have made money genuinely"". Nile Post. 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  3. "Ham Kiggundu; Uganda's youngest self made billionaire attributes his wealth to loans well-used". Watchdog Uganda. 2019-05-29. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Tycoon Ham drags DTB to court over sh100b". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  5. Ssejjombwe, Isaac. "Ham hosts Muslims ahead of Eid feast – Sqoop – Get Uganda entertainment news, celebrity gossip, videos and photos". Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  6. "Businessman Hamis Kigundu accuses govt officials of delaying - National | NTV". www.ntv.co.ug. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  7. "Businessman Ham Donates shs.100m towards COVID-19 Response Fund". Trumpet News. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  8. "Businessman Hamis Kiggundu Sues DTB Bank Over 'Irregular Withdrawal' of Shs 100Bn". Online news from Uganda and the East African region - SoftPower News. 2020-03-19. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  9. "Siblings who own a piece of Kampala City". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2020-07-25.
  10. "Ham Enterprises takes on DTB in fraud accusations fallout". PML Daily. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  11. Times, Uganda (2020-03-11). "Ham Enterprises drags DTB to court over 100Bn UGX Fraud". The Uganda Times - Uganda News, Uganda Updates, Breaking News, World News, Business, Travel, About Uganda | Home. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  12. "Islam Is Peaceful, Beautiful, Pure and Absolute. The highest achievement of a Lifetime". The Uganda Post. 2019-05-21. Retrieved 2020-08-29.
  13. "Kabojja International School". kabojjainternational.com. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  14. "M7 Directs Ham Enterprises To Re-Develop Nakivubo Stadium". Red Pepper. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  15. "Nakivubo Stadium re-development takes shape". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  16. Times, Uganda (2020-02-19). "Minister Obua confident of Nakivubo Stadium progress Credits Hamis Kiggundu". The Uganda Times - Uganda News, Uganda Updates, Breaking News, World News, Business, Travel, About Uganda | Home. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  17. "First Lady's visit an endorsement of Nakivubo work, says". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  18. Times, Uganda (2018-07-24). "Hamis Kiggundu publishes a book on Success & Failure". The Uganda Times - Uganda News, Uganda Updates, Breaking News, World News, Business, Travel, About Uganda | Home. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  19. "Hamis Kiggundu". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  20. "Success and failure based on reason and reality – By Hamis Kiggundu". Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  21. "Ham Foundation". Thecapitaltimes. Retrieved 2020-08-29.
  22. "Ham Enterprises U Ltd". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  23. Times, Uganda (2020-03-14). "Charity: Tycoon Hamis Kiggundu donates 200 bicycles to Rural Clerics". The Uganda Times - Uganda News, Uganda Updates, Breaking News, World News, Business, Travel, About Uganda | Home. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  24. "Covid-19: Businessman, Hamis Kiggundu, gives Shs100 million to help needy". Nile Post. 2020-04-04. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  25. Times, Uganda (2020-04-20). "Young City Tycoon Hamis Kiggundu donates food to Uganda Journalism Association, Bails Out 100 Ugandan Journalists". The Uganda Times - Uganda News, Uganda Updates, Breaking News, World News, Business, Travel, About Uganda | Home. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  26. "UJA to Support Journalists with Foodstuff". ChimpReports. 2020-04-20. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  27. URN. "Journalists scramble for Hamis Kiggundu's cash". The Observer - Uganda. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  28. Times, Uganda (2018-12-12). "Hamis Kiggundu's Book Wins Business Book Of The Year!". The Uganda Times - Uganda News, Uganda Updates, Breaking News, World News, Business, Travel, About Uganda | Home. Retrieved 2020-06-19.

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