Eric James Shigongo is one of Tanzania’s most prominent entrepreneurs. Born in Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria, he has a wide variety of ventures pursuits, including media, hotels, farming, real estate and property development. Shigongo’s story – from poverty to success, AS A celebrated African author, motivational speaker despite repeated hardships – is remarkable.
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