Tell us about yourself/your team.
I am an entrepreneur right from my school days.While I was studying my Ordinary Level I traded in sugar,salt and soap to supplement on the families income.Later I taught but also established a boutique.In 1977 I joined the Uganda Army(UA) and shortly a war broke out between the 2nd Republic of Uganda and the Tanzania People's Defence Forces with the Uganda National Liberation Army.We were defeated and most of our officers and men were imprisoned,went in exile and others started armed rebellion.As for me because of my entrepreneurship spirit I started business of buying human medicine from pharmacys and selling them to private clinics.I was able to pay school fees for my sisters.When I retired from the National Resistance Army I established Uganda Peace Foundation.
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
I am independent,creative,courageous,patient and believe in incessant learning. I think out of the box and venture out into the unknown,into the unfamiliar territory,into the uncomfortable zones and the uncharted waters.
When I started Uganda Peace Foundation I was offered jobs by the Jinja District Service Commission and the Government of Uganda,also my sisters in Sweden invited me to go and work there;I declined all these opportunities though I was living on a shoe string budget and at times just having hot water for a meal,failing to pay tuition for my children and paying house rent.One time one of my sons told me that I love Uganda than them.They are part of the Uganda that I love.I know what Uganda Peace Foundation means for Uganda and mankind in general.