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Hustler : Hakeem Luyonga

Hakeen Luyonga says on a good day, he can retire with Shs2m from his gaming business. Photo by Isaac Ssejjombwe

Hakeen Luyonga says on a good day, he can retire with Shs2m from his gaming business. Photo by Isaac Ssejjombwe

Game love: When he started out, not many people understood the gaming business, so he enjoyed the moments. It is six years now since Hakeem Luyonga invested his Shs1m, and he has a lot to thank for it.

What is the name of your business?
Games + plus.

What do you do at Games + plus?
We sell play stations, consoles, game accessories, soft copies of games, pads, connectors, laptops and we also unlock modems.

When did you start this business?
I opened it up in 2010.

Why gaming items of all businesses?
By the time I opened up this business, few people were doing it and I was one of the few people. So you would find people coming from as far as Entebbe to buy game pads and other items. Business was really good.

How much do you charge for these items?
I sell a full set of Play stations at Shs700,000 while an incomplete one ranges between Shs300,000 and Shs400,000, Exbox 360 fat costs Shs600,000 and it comes with pads, chips and software. I also sell laptops ranging from Shs600,000 to Shs1m, while unlocking modems costs between Shs10,000 and Shs20,000.

How much did you invest in this business?
I invested about Shs1m.

And how much is the business worth now?
More than Shs10m.

What are some of the challenges you face doing this kind of business?
Online shipping sometimes delays and that affects our business.

How have you benefited from this business?
This business has helped me in so many ways; I’m making a living out of it and I completed school because of this business.

Where is your business located?
On Wilson Road, Jesco Plaza, shop CE08.

How much do you earn on a good day?
I can earn upto Shs2m on a good day.

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