@Compilation by Umoja Standard.
Kampala, Uganda: By early 90s and bellow, Uganda’s local wine and spirits were gravely regarded inferior that they could not be displayed in public places neither could they be sold in cooperate avenues with existence other wines due to its poor preparation and wanting value addition compared to the foreign ones.
At this point, many Ugandan entrepreneurs lost morale of pressing hard to turn this rhythm around that many quit the business hence shrinking under the fate of overwhelming negativity.
(R-L)Ms. Prudence Ukkonika Busingye, Managing Director of K-Roma Ltd hands a present to Hon. Harriet Ntabazi , Uganda’s Minister of State for Trade during KACITA at 20 years cerebrations last year. Photo by Julius MugagaTukacungurwa/ Umoja Standard.
However some risk taking, innovative, inventive and self-driven Ugandans like Prudence Ukkonika Busingye Kasibante, the Managing Director of K-Roma Ltd-manufacturers of Bella Wines having been a local brewer in the furthest parts of Kigezi sub-region successively thought of how she could place a milestone in revitalizing and upping the game of wines, juices, spirits and related local drinks with inspiration from the father who was a chief local brewer of ‘TONTO’ .
With that great inspiration day by day, Prudence established the K-Roma Ltd company in early 2000 manufacturing drinks from local purely organic fruits being the chief producer and distributer of such drinks in the name of Bella wines in the country today.
With bad experience of undermining local wines, Ukkonika put much focus on quality assurance before looking for quick profits and as we speak she produces the best local wine and juice in the East African region and for this she’s crowned with many awards.
As an agri-business entrepreneur, Prudence believes in doing work herself inspired by the passing on of her beloved son Godwin Ukkonika who drew success from merchandising wines regardless being a university student before his death.
As we stand K-Roma ltd company emerges from its own premises in Kira-Mulawa a peripheral division of Wakiso District with CEO Prudence being rated at over 3b ugx Net worth.
In the detailed documentary coming soon, we shall bring you the life of Prudence Ukkonika Busingye, the detailed birth of Bella wine idea and the different inventions developed that have made the wine go beyond boarders.