Young achievers finalists: Kenzo & Rema contest for award  


“This year there were over 300 applications towards the Young Achievers Awards of which we got 45 finalists,” said Team Leader Humphrey Nabimanya.

He said the judging process at every level was totally transparent and entailed to set of expert judges in their respective fields.

Young Achievers awarding Gala Night is set for 18th August 2018 at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

Celebrating youth contributing to the positive development of Uganda empowers, gives guidance and support to the youth whose efforts are rarely recognized in other aspects, Nabimanya noted.


Victoria University

Farming and Agro-Processing

Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy; therefore these young people deserve all the praise we can give. They have become leaders and role-models for future farmers, and have come up with solutions to issues previously unfixable.

Here we recognise the people constantly advancing this field, modernising farming and consequently impacting the society around them.

Fiona Rukwanzi—Founder Nyunya

Bazil Mwotta——Founder, AgroDuuka

Jean Onyait——-Founder & CEO, Akellobanker

Khamutima Tumwebaze—-Founder & Executive Director, Young Farmers’ Champions Network

Edward Mukiibi——–Founder, Developing Innovations in School Cultivation

Business Category

This category recognizes achievers in the business sector. Those involved in merchandise, trading, procurement or retail business. E.g. Import, Export, Distribution, Wholesale, Retail, Transportation, wedding planners, decorators, Airtime distributors, Cleaning services, Consultants, Advertising, Security services, Event management, etc

Muhammed Ssekatawa—–Responsible Suppliers Uganda Ltd

Ronald Hakiza—————Founder UgaBus

Emmy Omongin————-Campus Bee

Natalie Bitature————–Co-Founder, Musana

Samson Wambuzi————Co-Founder, Yiya Engineering Solutions

Outstanding Sports Personality

The past few years have been pivotal for our nation concerning sports, and have essentially been what has put us on the map. This category seeks to recognise youth that have been involved in sports and have been positive ambassadors for our great nation in this field.

David Emong———–Uganda’s first paralympics medalist

Douglas Smith———Founder, Ibanda Youth Soccer Academy

Ivan Magomu———-Rugby Cranes

Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei—-Athlete

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Rugby 7s Team

Media and Journalism Excellence

This category includes young journalists in print and electronic media who cover various topics, including the news. We want to promote and recognise excellence in African journalism, as well as reiterating the importance of journalists’ role in Uganda’s development.

Kisadha Peter——–Founder Startup Digest Africa

Raymond Mujuni—–Journalist, Next Media Services

Abaas Mpindi———The Media Challenge Initiative

Canary Mugume——Journalist, Next Media Services

Allen Daren Kyeyune—-Sports Journalist

Social Entrepreneurship

This category recognises individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social challenges. This category includes consideration for profit and not-for-profit ventures, and youth leaders/activists in the social and political realm. They have used entrepreneurial principles to organise, create and manage a venture or campaign to start positive social change.

Andrew Musoke—-Founder, Initiator and CEO, Gifted Hands Network

Monica Nyiraguhabwa—Executive Director Girl Up Initiative Uganda

Moses Nkesiga——-Director, Brimos Legal Advocacy

Stephen Katende—–Team Leader Kisoboka Africa

Richard Kalungi——-Founder, Home Doctors Uganda

Innovations & ICT

This category recognises information communication technology innovations that serve the needs of our community. ICT achievers provide a full range of technology solutions from private PC sales right through to development of corporate and education software solutions and communications networks. These individuals and businesses have a wealth of knowledge and experience with software, hardware, networking, server technologies and security.

Andrew Mugerwa—-Founder My Lib App

Brian Gitta———-CEO and Co-Founder Matibabu

Jacqueline Mutumba—Founder Digi Health Ltd

Phyllis Kyomuhendo—-Co-founder mScan

Naika Julius——CEO & Founder, Naika Group &

Performing Arts

Performing Arts celebrates and recognises the outstanding achievements of those who entertain and inspire us everyday. These people show immense talent in fields such as dance, writing and music, and reflect on the powerful ability that these activities have to ignite change.

Eddy Kenzo———Musician

Rema Namakula—-Musician

Felix Byaruhanga—-Co-founder, The Tribe UG

H2C Dance Group—–Urban Dance Crew

Mulumba Ivan———Writer


The fashion industry is one of the largest in the world, yet this scale does not mean Uganda is excluded. The incredible creators from our country are making their mark with their unique and innovative designs, and this category celebrates their outstanding achievements that reflects the powerful convergence of fashion and culture.

Anita Beryl———-Founder, Beryl Qouture

Juliana Nasasira—-Founder Kwesh

Charles Mulumba—-Creative Director, Brand mulC Ug

Christabel Kente—–Founder Christabel Kente Haute Couture

Zziwa Kennedy——-Founder Hair by Zziwa

Film and Photography

This category represents those paving a new direction for film, including talented filmmakers, photographers and cinematographers, who are achieving greatness and exhibiting the power that the creative arts have.

Beohrts Beard—–Photographers and Cinematographers

Edgar Kwesiga—–Founder, Spire Creative

Oscar Ntege——-Photographer

Richard Mulindwa—-Movie Producer, Writer, Director

Tibaweswa Stuart—-Photographer.



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