Amos Wekesa grew up in the Salvation Army Home for less privileged children. From this humble background, he started a briefcase tour business in 2001 with $200, an invoice/receipt book and hire cars. After early struggles, his business took off thanks to an article in the Washington Times about the great tourism opportunities in Uganda which included Wekesa’s contact details. Now one of the most successful tourism businesses in Uganda, Wekesa has received countless awards and has sat on multiple boards. A previous President of the Uganda Tourism Association, he is currently a member of the Uganda Tourism Board of Directors. He is a frequent key note speaker at international and national conferences, including an address to the United Nations General Assembly (New York) on Entrepreneurship for Development and a feature on CNN’s accredited and renowned African Voices. In 2014, Wekesa was awarded with a Titan Regional Award and Continental Award in Leisure and Tourism for his success in promoting local tourism in Uganda.