The companies are Lida Packaging Products Ltd based in Mbalala Mukono, Southern range Nyanza Limited in Buikwe, Evergreen Safaries limited in Mutundwe, Jude color solutions Limited in Kampala, Winfred Fashion designers Limited in Ntinda, and Fine Spinners Limited in Bugolobi.
Jane Aceng, the minister of health says everyone must wear face mask
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has given a green light to six companies to start
manufacturing face masks that meet the required standards.
standards body said “this is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer
protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical
face masks which could be harmful to their health, in the wake of coronavirus.
companies are; Lida Packaging Products Ltd based in Mbalala Mukono, Southern
range Nyanza Limited in Buikwe, Evergreen Safaries limited in Mutundwe, Jude
color solutions Limited in Kampala, Winfred Fashion designers Limited in
Ntinda and Fine Spinners Limited in Bugolobi. All
the six companies will be making non-medical face masks.
among the few that are seeking certification to start making face masks. UNBS
says at least “55 companies have applied for certification, thus, the number of
companies certified to manufacture non-medical face masks is expected to increase.”
eases lockdown measures, all Ugandans are expected to wear masks. President
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had said the masks would be made by Nytil alone but it quickly
became clear that Nytil alone could not produce masks for more than 30
million people on short call.
involvement of more companies. People are supposed to receive these masks free
continues to confirm more cases of the Coronavirus, now totaling 329. Most of the
cases are truck drivers with their contacts in the community. Ministry of Health
says the contacts are in quarantine.