Parliament will pass a motion, and name one of the streets in Kampala after fallen businessman, Bulaim Muwanga Kibirige (BMK), Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has revealed.
Among made the revelation at BMK’s final send off at Nkoowe, Wakiso district on Sunday.
“In one way or the other, Dr BMK touched all of us. As Parliament, we agreed that we should not allow his name to die. We will pass a motion, and name a street BMK,” she said.
The Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Katumba Wamala who represented President Museveni said, “BMK street will be there for ever and ever.”
Katumba eulogized the late BMK saying that all the great things he did, he never sought “cheap popularity.”
“All the people BMK helped, he never sought cheap popularity,” Katumba said.
The Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi was represented by Katikkiro (Prime Minister), Charles Peter Mayiga.
While delivering his speech, Katikkiro Mayiga said, “people like BMK are hard to find. Whoever was near him was blessed. I condole his family and all those who worked with him.”
Mayiga described the life of BMK as a “big lesson.”
Katikkiro revealed that the idea of annual “Kabaka run” was BMK’s idea.
“He (BMK) came to me, told me about helping people living with sickle cell. When I took the idea to Kabaka he loved it. For three years, the money we collected in Kabaka run went to help sickle cell patients. Amazingly, in his family, there is no sickle cell patient. Many people never knew that the idea was BMK’s,” Mayiga revealed.
Further, Mayiga said that when he was appointed Katikkiro, BMK rang him, and asked to have a meeting with him.
“When we met, he told me the job that is given to you is hard, but we will walk with you. And he has done that perfectly well.”
Katikkiro further told mourners that BMK loved Kabaka, his Ngeye clan, and supported all programmes aimed at strengthening the Kingdom of Buganda.
Kabaka mentioned him at his birthday, and awarded him with a precious stone.
On March 16, 2021, Mayiga launched BMK book titled, “My story of building a fortune in Africa.”
“Even after 100 years, we will need knowledge in that book,” Mayiga said.
The family revealed that doctors had in 2015 informed BMK that he would live for only 2 years, up to 2017.
Owek. Kaddu Kiberu who was a close friend to BMK revealed that the late was planning to write a book about fighting cancer.
“It’s sad that he had gone before writing that book (fighting cancer),” he said.
BMK’s burial was attended by high profile persons, including; Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, NRM first Deputy National chairman, Al Haji Moses Kigongo, Works and Transport Minister, Gen Katumba Wamala, Buganda Kingdom Katikkiro (Prime Minister), Charles Peter Mayiga, his deputy Twaha Kawaase, Members of Parliament, Association of Hotel owners among others VIPs.