Amina Omusementi: The Somali woman building an empire in Kampala
An encounter with her may therefore not immediately suggest that she is a very successful businesswoman in Kampala, playing in the biggest league.
It is not clear how Hersi got in contact with Museveni and other powerful people in the government. But the President makes clear his admiration of her qualities, which he says is a far-cry from what most Ugandans exhibit.
“I have a problem with Africans,” the President started out at the launch of the apartments, “Africa is so rich but many of the Africans are not serious. That’s why I am always very happy when I see some Africans who wake up.”