Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia Source: Redpepper Kampala,Uganda The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) senior officials have named more than 100 tycoons and companies that are set to finance President Yoweri Musevenis re-election bid in February 2011.Last Saturday, we revealed to you how a panicky NRM was frantically looking for a whooping Shs100bn to meet costs of the much-feared 2011 presidential elections. We reported that NRM bosses were very worried that with the sagging party popularity,FDC boss Col. Kizza Besigye may sweep the vote and chase them from power if the dont inject billions in the campaigns.Today, we reveal to you the tycoons and companies that the NRM is looking at to bankroll the campaigns.Some of the listed tycoons have in the past contributed to Musevenis campaigns and NRM party activities. Below is the list: Sudhir Ruparelia The city mogul, who is considered to be the richest man in Uganda, is in good books with NRM particularly with President Museveni. Sudhir has always been just a call away in supporting Musevenis previous re-election campaigns. The NRM is looking forward to having him in 2011 campaigns. The fact that NRM government has been supporting Ruparelia in various business missions is a clear indication that he must come on board. Sam Kutesa. This Foreign Affairs minister is among Ugandas top rich men. He mobilized part of the cash that was used in 2001 and 2006 presidential elections. He has been the right hand man of President Museveni since 1986.He further mobilized the money that was used to wet the beaks of NRM MPs in 2005 in a bid to manipulate the Constitution and enable Museveni get a third term in office.This time, according to our sources Kutesa is again expected to be at the forefront of mobilizing the cash. In him, NRM is sure of getting both local and foreign funding. Col. John Mugyenyi The retired UPDF Colonel injected a lot of cash in Musevenis 2006 Presidential campaigns. He is President Musevenis right hand man. It is said, though he is a retired JATT boss; he still carries out special operations for Museveni and reports directly to him.According to State House sources, Mugyenyi, whenever he is going to meet the President, he doesnt go through the queue like ministers and generals. He just moves directly and meets the president because of the loyalty to the big man and the financial help he has been offering to the party in previous elections. Habib Kagimu The pompous tycoon is a close friend of President Museveni. Through him, the NRM has been in position to get both Libyan and Arab support. His company recently got a US$60M deal to construct the oil pipeline from Eldoret to Uganda. Therefore to accomplish the project, he must ensure the NRMs continuity after 2011. Amina Hose The elusive woman tycoon is a Kenyan of Somali origin. She is a business partner of Kutesa. She normally mobilizes her female Somali businessmen to finance NRM party work. No wonder the President last week inaugurated her Oasis Shopping Arcade. She also has huge business interests in Uganda and she is in very good books with NRM.Since the attempt on her life by gunmen early this, Amina has these days been protected by the Presidential Guard Brigade. Agkhan He is a personal friend of both President Museveni and Minister Sam Kutesa. He runs a string of businesses in Uganda. Madhvani The Madhvani family has a cordial relationship with President Museveni. They have a string of businesses in Uganda and have been great financiers of NRM party activities. Pradip Karia The Indian tycoon is in the business of real estate management. He is based along Yusuf Lule Road and he is a close friend of NRM big shots. The Kiwanukas Oscar and Marion Kiwanuka are very close friends to the First Family.They are members of the Presidential Round Table on investments and have been benefiting from State House lucrative deals. They are proprietors of Oscar Industries and Radio One. Marion is also a good friend to President Musevenis PPS Amelia Kyambadde. Bob Kabonero The Kampala Casino owner is part of the first family. He normally mobilizes friendly and local tycoons to bankroll the NRM. He has a lot of cash as he enjoys a lot of monopoly to import dry cells from China. He is also a business partner of Minister Kutesa and relative to Janet Museveni. Omar Mandela The City Tyres proprietor is also on the list. After former Minister Gerald Sendaula left cabinet, they are now in business together and he is in good books with NRM. Robert Mwesigwa Mwesigwa is the AMPROC owner. He is a friend to the first family and gets many deals from the government. Karim Hirji He owns several hotels in Uganda. These include Grand Imperial, Equatorial, and Imperial Hotel etc. NRM big shots have shares in some of his businesses and they must ensure he facilitates NRM. Joseph Magandazi He is the owner of Jomayi property consultants and a close buddy of NRM guys. Enos Tumusime He is a city advocate and has benefited too much from NRM government. Gordon Wavamunno He is the chairman of WBS TV, Wavah water and Spear Motors Ltd. He is a great friend of Minister Amama Mbabazi and Amelia Kyambadde. Godfrey Kirumira Given his closeness with Sudhir Ruperlia , he always backs the NRM activities. Elly Karuhanga He is a famous lawyer and at the center of oil exploration in Uganda. Therefore he must support NRM to fulfill his interests. Tumusime Mutebile He is the Bank of Uganda Governor and will be giving technical assistance as far as finances are concerned Sam Engola He is a businessman cum politician in Lira Abid Alam Owner of Alam Group of Companies and a very close buddy of Salim Saleh Charlie Lubega Owner of Angenoir Drake Lubega Real Estates mogul Katongole Singh He is a Kampala based Indian businessman and NRM treasurer. So he must ensure the NRM bag is full of money. BMK He is a hotelier. He owns Hotel Africana Mbabali Muyanja He is in business consultancy and a business partner of Minister Kutesa. He is a close friend to Amelia Kyambadde Rugasira He recently set up coffee processing factory in Bugolobi and the government gave him millions of dollars. So he must reciprocate. Rebecca Garang She is the widow the late SPLA leader, the late Col. John Garang. She has remained a friend to Museveni. She has serious businesses in Uganda. Yanga Matovu He is a business partner of Haji Moses Kigongo and owns buildings in the city. Kassagga Zimwe He is the proprietor of Zimwe Construction Company and has been getting many construction deals from government. So he cant betray the NRM government. JC Patel He is a director in Spencon Ltd and a close buddy of Gen. Saleh. So he must assist his brother. Aponye He owns a fleet of trailers and a business partner to Dr Ruhakana Rugunda. James Mulwana He owns Nice House of plastics and an ally of Amelia Kyambadde. He is also a friend to Museveni. Jovia Saleh She is the wife of Gen. Salim Saleh. She is in every business you can think of. She was instrumental in 2006 elections as she funded most of the voluntary groups in western Uganda that campaigned for President Museveni. Patrick Bitature He is in Mobile phone business and currently he is the Chairman of Uganda Investment Authority. He is also a member of the Presidential Round Table on Investments. Shem Bageine The quite tycoon is in real estates management business. Hassan Bassajjabalaba He owns Kampala International University, hotels and buildings. He is a close friend of Mary Karooro Okurut. He is a member of NRM NEC and has enjoyed so much from the current government. Charles Mbire He is a shareholder of MTN Uganda. Kagolo He is a transporter based in Ndeeba Kaddu Kiberu He owns Peacock Paints Company James Bwogi He is a transporter and real estate developer. Haji Musa Katongole He heads UTODA and gets billions per months from taxis. His boys did a lot of Kakuyege in 2006, on top of UTODAs contribution worth billions to State House. Col. Fred Mwesigye He currently heads National Enterprises Ltd Nsubuga Popularly known as Musomesa, he is in Travel business and also a business partner of Gen. Salim Saleh Gastur Lule He is Ntake Bakery owner Charles Muhangi He is in transport business owning Horizon coaches Baguma Crescent He is also in transport business John Sebalamu He is an importer and a real estate mogul. He is a friend of Prof. Gilbert Bukenya and Fox Odoi. Emmanuel Katongole He is among the Directors of Quality Chemicals Industries Ltd Sarah Kizito She is the wife of Godfrey Nyakana, Chairman Kampala Central Division Kellen Kayonga Her company currently supplies security guards to war troubled Iraq. She is a relative of Gen. Salim Saleh. Amos Nzeyi He owns Pepsi Company and Hot loaf Bakery. He is also a business partner of Minister Amama Mbabazi. John Katende He is a prominent city lawyer and a close friend of Minister Sam Kutesa Abu Mukasa The elusive tycoon is a director in Orange Telecom Henry Lubwama Popularly known as HL, The construction mogul is a good friend of Hon. Janet Museveni. Mehta The Sugar company owners are close friends of Minister Sam Kutesa. Robert Kayanja The controversial Pastor heads Rubaga Miracle Center and has been so tight with State House. Tom Mugenga He is a business partner of Sudhir Ruperlia John Nasasira NRM expects a lot from Works and Transport minister. Mukwano The company is famous for its soap and cooking oil products Mafabi This businessman hails from Eastern Uganda. Late last year, he complained to President Museveni that then Trade Minister Janat Mukwaya had created a monopoly over the importation of dry cells and awarded it to Bob Kaboneros company. Others are: Senseko Kulubya Hajji Musa Kasules estate Phene of Petro City Henry Makmot Kaddu Kiberu Kodet from Karamoja Magid Bagalaliwo Moses Kigongo- NRM vice chairman Behakanira of Avemar shopping center Ministers, MPs and other business people.