A pioneering young entrepreneur and MUBS alumni Mr. Stephen Ssembuya, has been named the winner of the Pakasa 2018 Youth Awards, social entrepreneur category. Ssembuya of Pink Foods Ltd, whose chocolate manufacturing business has transformed the community in his home district of Buikwe where he runs one of the biggest cocoa farms in Africa
He was among this year’s top five winners of the Pakasa Youth Awards who were unveiled and awarded at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala on Monday on October 29, 2018. The Pakasa Youth Awards are an initiative of Vision Group aimed at inspiring a mindset change among the youth to regard entrepreneurship as a viable source of income.
This social entrepreneur category recognizes individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social challenges. This category includes consideration for profit and not-for-profit ventures, and youth leaders/activists in the social and political realm. They have used entrepreneurial principles to organise, create and manage a venture or campaign to start positive social change.
The event was graced by the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhuqiang who urged the winners to use their stay in China to learn best business practices from young Chinese entrepreneurs.
Ssembuya graduated from Makerere University Business School with a bachelors degree in Human Resource