The Orient Bank Business Academy season one was concluded on Thursday 20th April 2017 with a graduation ceremony that was presided over by the Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda Dr. Louis Kasekende.
As part of the training, the small businesses were tasked to come up with growth plans for their businesses. The 5 businesses with the best growth plans were to win funding of up to UGX 30 million depending on the feasibility of their plans & their business needs.
2ambale, an e-commerce business, emerged the best student of the Orient Business Academy after developing the best business growth plan and was awarded 20 million shillings by the bank to grow their business.
Elma Foods, emerged second and were awarded 10 million shillings to grow their business.
Other businesses that were awarded funding were Happy Bee Honey, Mutundwe Chalk Factory and African Culture Leather Factory who walked away with 5 million shillings each.