Who is Balaam, the new minister for children and youth affairs?

He also enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program at Cavendish University.

Kampala: Born July 28, 1979, to the late Engineer David Balaam Byenkya Akiiki of Kijura, Masindi District, and Gladesi Byenkya Abwooli of Kalisizo District in Central Buganda, Balaam is many things: a businessman, family man, music and events promoter, cum Muhoozi Kainerugaba devout.

Balaam is reportedly blessed with four children. He lost his first son to cancer in 2013.

Balaam attended Namasagali School, St. John Bosco Senior Secondary School, and Original Progressive Senior Secondary School for his A’level.

He attained a Bachelor of Commerce (specializing in marketing) from Makerere University.

He also enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program at Cavendish University.

Last year, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanity from Zoe Life Theological College, USA, for his efforts in changing and impacting the lives of Ugandans.

Balaam is a billionaire businessman with diverse interests under his Balaam Group of Companies, a conglomerate operating in Uganda and South Sudan.

Under this franchise, Balaam, who never shies away from taking a stand on public discourse, runs a number of investments in the areas of real estate, media, entertainment, hotels, and manufacturing.

Some of his most renowned businesses in Uganda include Radio4 (Uganda), Radio 7 (Masindi), Radio 8 (Masaka), Radio 8 (Elgon Region), and Balaam Marketing Agency.

He is also the MTN Uganda distributor for the Kigezi sub-region.

In South Sudan, Balaam is the proprietor and owner of the Original Best Water Company, based in South Sudan, and Radio One, the first privately owned media house he started in 2009.

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