7 Businesses Owned by Ugandan Multimillionaire Ham Kiggundu

Ham Kiggundu, 39, is one of East Africa’s most respected young entrepreneurs and real estate moguls.

The Makerere University-educated lawyer began his commercial career by importing clothing and commodities from China, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Dubai and wholesale distributing them in Uganda and neighboring countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, and Sudan. As his capital grew, he ventured into real estate, mostly purchasing and selling land and properties.

Kiggundu now leads the Ham Group, a conglomerate with holdings in real estate, manufacturing, hotels, logistics, and education.

HowAfrica looks at seven companies owned by Ham Kiggundu:

1. Ham Enterprises U Ltd 

Ham Enterprises, the flagship company of Ham Group, is a construction and property development firm. He owns a property portfolio in the heart of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, through Ham Enterprises U Limited, which comprises iconic commercial centers, office buildings, and hotels. Ham Palm Villas, a private gated community with 500 luxury houses in a prime city location, is one of the company’s most popular projects. He is also building a duplicate of the White House in Kampala, which will eventually serve as the headquarters for some of his businesses. The Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium is also being rebuilt by the business.

 

2. Ham Cinemax

3D Cinema, Uganda’s first and only 5D Cinema, opened in 2013 and is conveniently positioned in Ham Shopping Mall in Makerere. It has many screens and the newest in HD Surround Sound System.

 

3. Ham International Express Logistics (HIEL) 

HIEL is a logistics company situated in Euless, Texas. Computerized management, inland freight, custom clearance, and door-to-door services are among the company’s specialties.

 

4. Ham Agro Processing Industries

Along the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, the company owns a modern integrated agro-processing industrial park in Akright Estate-Bwebbajja. The plant processes and adds value to a variety of products for local consumption and export, including fruits, vegetables, cereals, and other plants.

 

5. Hana International School Uganda

Hana International School Uganda is an integrated school located 500 meters off Masaka Road in Nsangi, Uganda. Kampala is only a 30-minute drive away from the School. Hana provides the local UNEB curriculum as well as the International Cambridge Curriculum.

 

6. Ham shopping grounds

Ham retail Grounds is one of Kampala’s largest retail malls. It includes about 700 shops selling everything from fashion, electronics, and curios to jewelry, leather products, and audio-visual equipment and is located downtown near Nakivubo stadium in Kampala City’s Central Business District. Ham Shopping Grounds is a major shopping area in Kampala.

 

7. View Investments Ltd

View Investments produces bottled water as well as other non-alcoholic beverages.

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