Amina Moghe Hersi

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Amina Hersi Moghe
أمينة موجي هرسي
Born (1963-01-01) 1 January 1963 (age 51)
Bungoma, Kenya
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Somali
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Oasis Shopping Mall
Laburnam Courts Apertments
Kingstone Enterprises Limited
Religion Islam

Amina Hersi Moghe (Somali: Aamina Xirsi Mooge , Arabic: أمينة موجي هرسي‎) (b. 1963) is an award-winning Somali entrepreneur. She has launched several multi-million dollar projects in Kampala, Uganda. Her investments include Oasis Shopping Mall in Kampala's central business district and the Laburnam Courts Apartments, on Nakasero Hill. She also runs Kingstone Enterprises Limited, one of the city's largest distributors of cement and other hardware materials.[1]

Biography[edit]

Moghe was born in Kenya, where her mother, Sarah Hersi Ali, is a prominent expatriate Somali businesswoman. Her uncle, Adam Hersi Ali, served as a Financial Secretary of Treasury in the Kenya's Ministry of Finance. As a young girl, Moghe and her sister regularly joined their family in the cross border trade between Kenya and Uganda. After the death of her father, the two girls were sent to accounting school by her mother, where they built on their entrepreneurial skills. The loss of two of her daughters in a car accident in 1998 prompted Moghe's family to suggest that she move to Uganda.[2]

Career[edit]

"It was a pleasant surprise and I'm grateful for the recognition. The award has really inspired me to do more in the coming years," – Amina Moghe Hersi.

Moghe quickly adapted to her new environment and acted as a convenient link on the ground for her family's commercial trade. She began expanding the family business and entered the real estate sector. Moghe would eventually become one of the wealthiest people in Uganda and come to own the Oasis Centre, a multi-million dollar shopping mall complex and grand scale luxurious apartment Laburnam Courts that are both situated in the center of the capital. She also runs one of the largest distributors of cement and other hardware materials in the country. In 2008, Amina received the Woman Investor of the year Award for her large-scale projects that are changing Kampala's skyline.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wanja, Beatrice (8 October 2009). "Uganda: Scaling Business Heights With Passion, Self Drive". Daily Monitor (Kampala) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Mukiibi Sserunjogi, Eriasa (11 November 2013). "Amina Omusementi: The Somali Woman Building An Empire In Kampala". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Das, Devapriyo (9 September 2009). "Devastated At Home, Somali Businesses Thrive In Uganda". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Hawdian, . (5 Aug 2013). "Powerful Somali Women". EthiopiaNewsForum.Com. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

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