According to Owoyesgyire, there are no reported deaths or injuries since all workers vacated the factory on time. "It’s under control. But these people should also be vigilant about their neighborhoods. For instance, how do you set up a factory in a residential area?” asked Owoyesigyire.
Fire has gutted the Royal Paint factory
in Rukulingada in Makindye Division in Kampala destroying property worth
millions of Shillings.
The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson,
Luke Owoyesyire, says the fire started from one of the paint stores in the
factory. He said a team of officers from the Police Fire and Rescue Directorate are
still trying to establish the cause of the fire.
According to Owoyesgyire,
there are no reported deaths or injuries since all workers vacated the factory
on time. "It’s under control. But these people should also be vigilant
about their neighbourhoods. For instance, how do you set up a factory in a
residential area?” asked Owoyesigyire.
Herbert Nsubuga, the Area LC I chairperson, says that they saw huge
plumes of smoke as the fire ravaged the factory around 10 am this morning.
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Kasirye Nganda Mulyanyama, the Mayor Makindye Division who was among
the first responders, has faulted the proprietors of the factory for setting up
such a facility in a residential area, which he says endangers the entire neighbourhood.
He explained that efforts by the Police Fireteam to extinguish
the fire were hampered by the lack of access roads for an emergency.
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Recently, Madhivani warehouses on 5th Street Industrial area caught fire,
which destroyed property include medical equipment belonging to the Joint Medical stores and medicine worth Shillings
The 2020 annual crime report compiled by the Police Fire and Rescue Services
led by Joseph Mugisa shows that 1,015 fire incidents occurred last year. The majority
of the fire broke out in residential premises.