Friday, 24 May 2013

The P3 dropout who has done Bushenyi proud

The P3 dropout who has done Bushenyi proud 
 Obenowobusingye showing the ironing machine he uses in his 
 laundry business
 
Deogratious Obenowobusingye, 57, is regarded as one of the top investors in Bushenyi district, an area that is not devoid of prosperous businessmen among whom is Hassan Basajjabala.
 
Obenowobusingye owns Western Meridian, arguably the best hotel in western Uganda after Lake View Hotel in Mbarara; a prosperous hardware business and several commercial properties within Bushenyi and beyond. But this kind of success is the last thing Obenowobusingye, a P3 drop out, envisaged as a child.
 
From peddling crude Waragi across districts on a bicycle as a child, to repairing bicycles, he has done it all, just to survive. He told Chris Mugasha how he has come thus far.