Alam Group of Companies’ Ali Alam has been selected to the Uganda Manufacturers Association board (UMA) which will serve from 2021 to 2023.
The election was held on 2nd December 2021 during UMA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the UMA Multipurpose Hall, Lugogo Kampala.
Alam commended members for entrusting him saying that while the economy has been hit hard by inflation, however the UMA board will task the government to enact policies that can help businesses revive again.
Alam remarked that Uganda has had a challenging two years but with the ongoing COVID vaccinations, there is light at the end of the tunnel for businesses adding that their companies have endeavored to serve Uganda through the tough COVID times over since early 2020 and this trust in their service means a lot.
He revealed that Alam Group of Companies speedily adopted the measures that the Ministry of Health recommended to avoid or limit the spread of COVID in 2020. As a result, the group had been able to keep much of its workforce at work with few cases of interruption due to the pandemic. He promised to share this knowledge with the board and country when given an opportunity.
About Alam Group of Companies:
Alam Group of Companies commonly referred to as the Alam Group, is privately owned by benevolent Business man Abid Alam.
The company has transformed the lives of various communities through its extensive Corporate Social Responsibility campaign implemented for years.
Employing thousands of Ugandans both directly and indirectly and contributing to improved livelihoods, the company’s community partnership programmes under its conglomerate of companies have positively contributed to social change within
communities in Uganda and it is committed to improving the country through its regular business operations, partnering Government and local communities.
Last year, the company donated tons of sugar to MOH’s National Task Force to fight Covid-19 and Shs5 million to Kaliro district Covid-19 task force.
They have also made donations to schools including sugar, stationery and they feed Kaliro School for deaf scholars on a monthly basis.
Alam group has funded rehabilitation of roads, grading and repairing bad spots in conjunction with the local government especially in Kaliro.
On matters of health, Alam group periodically hold medical camps for blood donations, dental care, and cancer screening and testing, give out eye glasses and it finalized the Process of connecting electricity to Bwayuya village in Kaliro to improve people’s livelihood.
The Group’s founder Abid Alam is a prominent business man with several multi-billion ventures that have supported Ugandan economy through taxes paid to government and his ventures include Alam Property Limited (Residential, Warehouses & Commercial Properties).
Others companies include; Rhino Footwear Ltd, Casements (Africa) Ltd a major player in the aluminum and steel fabrication sector, Oxygas Ltd the leading manufacturer of medical and industrial gases in Uganda, Kaliro Sugar(Sugar & Allied Industries Limited) a subsidiary of Alam Group established 2011 with the aim of meeting the regional
deficit and giving Uganda 100% sugar self-sufficiency.
They also owns Steel Rolling Mills Ltd (SRM) based in Jinja-Uganda that has a branch in Kenya called KUSCO, Saimmco Ltd whose clients include among others; Uganda Govt and all international NGOs working in Uganda like FAO, World Vision, Care International, Veco East Africa and Acord Uganda.
Crocodile Tools Company the manufacturer of hoes in Uganda and the entire E-African region and Lake Wamala a farm located in Mityana Uganda . Abid’s affiliated companies include Geo Lodges a dazzling tourism facilities the Uganda Tourism Sector has to offer with tourist camps in the major National Parks of Uganda, that is the Jacana Safari Lodge located in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Nile Safari Camp which is located in Murchison Falls National Park, the new Rainforest lodge which lies in the heart of Mabira forest and the Silverback lodge which is situated in Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
They own Ama Ply dealing in building products, Ekono homes that produces prefabricated wooden houses for Tourism, Residences and Offices.
Franchises under Alam Group include in Uganda, include; Hilti Power Tools (Switzerland), Karcher Cleaning Equipment (Germany): D&H Secheron(India).
Construction works for a new sugar plant worth $40m (UGX. 148b) commenced in Kassanda District where both the estate and the factory are valued at $20m each thus bringing the total investment of factory plus land capital and development to $40m.
This will also bring job creation, social corporate responsibility like drinking water supply, construction of classrooms and training of young people, as well as training activities directly related to the planting and treatment of sugarcane among others.
Alam group has exhibited committed to supporting the government of Uganda towards meeting the Global Sustainability Development Goal of Good health, supporting education ,farmers among other programs including partnering with government.