Anita Beryl was the first winner of the night in the Fashion category at the 2018 Young Achievers Awards held at Serena hotel in Kampala.
The second winner of the night was Mulindwa Richard, a movie producer, writer and director from Limit Productions in the Film & Photography category.
NBS TV journalist Raymond Mujuni took home the award in the Media excellence category.
BET award winner Eddy Kenzo won the Performing Arts award beating his sweetheart and diva Rema Namakula who was nominated in same category.
She Cranes 7s Rugby team took home the Outstanding Sports personality award.
Brian Gitta, CEO & Co-founder Matibabu won the Innovations and ICT category.
Andrew Musoke, Founder & CEO Gifted Hands Network won in the category of Social Entrepreneurship.
Nataliey Bitature won the Business category award. She co-founded Musana Carts.
Jean Onyait won the category of Farming and Agro-Processing.
Kenya Deputy President William Ruto was given the Lifetime Achiever’s award.
In a message read for him by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, President Museveni said: “If you want to conquer fear do not seat home and think about it.”
“I have cherished the principle of a people centred approach “the young people have played a pivotal role in the liberation of our country”.
The president said he was extremely impressed to see the Achievers, Winners and those nominated with an aim of solving people’s problems.
“I want to commend the young people clearly what has been shown tonight “the young people are going to transform their society.”