By Ivan Mwine
Popular Ugandan businesswoman and herbalist Hajjat Aisha Nakasujja, who was the founder of Aleosha Organic, a herbal products dealership, breathes no more.
Hajjat Aisha, according to sources, passed away on Friday night at a top city health facility after succumbing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Popularly known as Hajjat Aisha, Nakasujja was hailed as one of Uganda’s renowned researchers in herbal therapies, having been one of the pioneers in that field.
Notably, several Ugandans celebrate Hajjat Aisha for having started up Aloesha Organic in 2012, which later grew to become a household Ugandan brand.
Many applaud her for raising the profile of Ugandan businesses, women in business and Ugandan products.
She was a selfless mentor who gave all her business knowledge away in a bid to encourage more to take up the opportunity.
She was recognised severally and this inspired many Ugandans, especially women, to embrace business and also give it their best.
Some of the awards she scooped during her lifetime include:
• 2003 Best Exhibitor by the National Farmers Federation
• 2014 Best Exhibitor in service sector by PEWOSA
• 2016 Central Regional winner by UWEAL
• 2016 Investor of the year SME category by UIA
• 2016 Best exhibitor Small scale industries by UMA
• 2015 CEO country award by CEO Global
• 2015 Brilliant Entrepreneur by UIA and the Dutch embassy
• 2016 National medalist by the Uganda Government
• 2016 SME women champion by Private sector Foundation
• 2016 Overall best exhibitor by PEWOSA
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