To allocation of approximately 4 kilometers (2 mi) east of Kampala’s central business district, Kibuli is found and blessed with the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) which is alleged for propelling development in this area.
To define development, this is simply the process that ensures good quality of life to all the people in terms of happiness, harmony and satisfaction of essential needs. It is related to improvement, progress and aspirations of people.
Development can be classified into three categories which include Political, social and economic development however, today we putting our focus on development, physical capital is the start for development and t Physical capital consists of tangible, human-made objects or institution used to produce good for the society.
Relating to Islamic University in Uganda Kampala campus based in Kibuli as a learning institution it has caused development in Kibuli in very many aspects.
Looking at the brief background of Kibuli development status before establishment of IUIU in 1988 by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) under a bilateral agreement between the Government of Uganda, the people of old age who have call Kibuli “HOME” for whole of their life they narrate to us;
Below is the link showing how Kibuli looked like in 2015 (source: instant street view)
“The Islamic University has caused development indeed because before its its establishment the entire hill was full of wrecked and poor houses around but now good buildings are seen,” Mzee Ssebulima Juma a resident of Kibuli narrates.
Mzee Ssebulima Juma add that the campus has boosted the literacy rate Kibuli as many children get inspired to study and reach University level since is located within Kibuli.
Talking of development furthermore is identified by presence of health facilities, clean water extension, better roads, schools, food markets, accommodation etc but all these come after one major factor is put in place and here in Kibuli the when you ask for the start of development the answers will drive back to IUIU.
Kibuli is experiencing formation of various businesses with so many people are setting up several competing businesses but all targeting the ready available market provided by the University, For instance;
RETAIL AND WHOLE SALE BUSINESS
The above video was covered at Halal store one of businesses in Kbuli.
In any location to be referred to as a developing location there must be clear a supply of food products.
“…….in area where many people are found there is need for food supply and that the reason I had to bring my6 business in Kibuli,” the manager of halal store explains.
ROADSIDE PRODUCT SELLING
In any less or no developing location, at a time roadside selling of good is not commonly found however in Kibuli this is seen day and night people selling their products to potential buyers and has helped to bring commodities near the people of Kibuli residents.
If one ever told about the accommodation of Kibuli before the establishment of IUIU he or she would appreciate the new Kibuli of 2023
#less take a look at the new modern houses in Kibuli;
These houses are roofing bah the students and the families that have lived in Kibuli this is a sign of development as the stationary man below in video coverage puts it out.
Kibuli has developed to an extent of having station for vehicle repairing, this is a clear indicator that people own car have improved modes of development however this was all because of the start of the University at the Kibuli hill which created initial market for garage owners.
BUSINESS PEOPLE GIVE THEIR TESTMONY
The public provided the by the University has given the men and women assurance to continued development as they attain incomes that promotes their standards of living.
From saloon attendants to phone accessory sellers give their testimony of which factor has promoted their flourishing business in Kibuli.
HOW BUSSY IS KIBULI CENTRE AT NIGHT?
Walking through the Kibuli streets at night will amaze you with various small businesses put aside by the people to reach the demand from the students to residents of Kibuli indeed this has reduced employment and caused development
RESIDENTS APPLAUDS IUIU
The residents of Kibuli praise the University for educating the students with prior knowledge of both religion and the applicable knowledge for the daily life.
“…….all other Universities should take a leaf from IUIU..,” the resident of Kibuli says in the video below
BODABODA MAN GIVES HIS WIEWS
OTHER BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THAT COULD BE SET UP AROUND IUIU KAMPALA CAMPUS.
Mr. Umar Ssendi Umar the manager or VIVO Energies and a resident of Kibuli suggest that the following businesses if set would make good returns.
- Car washing business
- tailoring and fashion designing