Ugandan businessman, Sudhir Ruparelia of Ruparelia Group of Companies, has been elected as one of the new Trustees of the Indian Association Uganda and is expected to steer the association to greater heights.
Sudhir was elected during a function that was held at the Association’s offices in Kampala on Sunday.
After being elected, Dr Sudhir said: “Friends, today I was elected one of the trustees of Indian Association. Thank you all for entrusting me.”
Sudhir’s companies like Crane Management Services and Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) have always topped the tax payers chat at Uganda Revenue Authority.
Indian Association Uganda has for more than 100 years led Uganda’s Indian communities.
In 1972 President Idi Amin Dada ordered expelled Indians from Uganda accusing them of benefiting more economically than indigenous Ugandan, which marked the journey of slowing the country’s economy as factories and other businesses collapsed as they were put in hands of poor Ugandan managers.
However, since the Indian communities returned to the country in the 1980s and 1990s and reinstated the association they members have worked hard to improve their relations and participated in charitable activities aimed at helping the disadvantaged in Uganda.
Over 27000 Indians are living in Uganda peacefully life, with different communities helping each other and working towards the development of Uganda.
Economically, Indians have once again become instrumental in Uganda despite being less than 1 percent of the population. The Indians are estimated to contribute up to 65 percent of the revenue collected by government.