- MPs described BMK as a humble and composed person .
- Fallen businessman contributed to the development of the country's tax base .
- He owned Hotel Africana
Parliament has passed a motion for Kampala Capital City Authority to rename Wampewo Avenue after the departed self made business man Bualaim Muwanga Kibirige commonly known as BMK in honor of his contribution towards the economy of Uganda.
The motion was moved by Kampala central Member of Parliament Mohammed Nsereko and seconded by government chief whip Thomas Tayebwa.
Majority of the MPs praised the late businessman as a humble and composed person with a national character every person should emulate.
Moving the motion Nsereko said the late BMK contributed to the development of the country's tax base, tourism and he did not shun competition like most business people.
He said the late helped the poor by paying school fees to many disadvantaged children across the country, build mosques, churches and community centers among others.
The Deputy speaker of parliament Anita Among noted that parliament will talk to the authorities in charge of naming the streets and roads in Kampala to ensure that Wampewo avenue is renamed BMK road.
The state minister for micro finance Haruna Kasolo praised the late for not fearing risks when he decided to invest in Moroto by putting up a hotel that has employed many people in the area.
Ntenjeru south mp Patrick Nsaja asked fellow legislators to take lessons from the late and implement them.
Kibirige died last week after a long battle with cancer.