Najeru Packaging Industries donates 23m/= worth face masks to Covid-19
By Kitts D.Mabonga
The Jinja based Najeru packaging industries Ltd. [NPIL] has made their mark with a humble donation of the much needed face masks to the national response fund to Covid-19 with its officials saying they were concerned about the corona virus pandemic which has ravaged the economies of the world.
While delivering the 21,000 high quality face masks recently in Kampala worth 23m/= ,the company deputy managing director Mr. Grace Kigenyi Kalema told minister Mary Karooro Okurut who is the political overseer of the fund that her company was the proud manufacturer of those high quality face masks.
“Hon. minister we are proud to inform you that these high quality face masks are exclusively manufactured by Najeru packaging industries Ltd Jinja a company owned and operated by Ugandans geared towards supporting the Buy Uganda, Build Uganda (BUBU) policy of the ministry of trade” noted Kalema.
He said they have so far donated over 1,000 masks to Jinja police station and another 1,000 pieces to Jinja regional Referral hospital to benefit those front line medical personnel.
The former minister and Member of Parliament Butembe county in Jinja district Hon. Daudi Migereko who is reported to be a close associate to the company urged government to effectively ban the importation of second hand clothes from Europe because of the clear and direct medical threats they pose to those people who buy and wear these clothes.
He pointed out that Uganda currently has local capacity to manufacture all types of textile materials needed to dress or cloth the entire population without necessarily looking for mivumba clothes imported from Europe that may harbour deadly diseases like Covid19.
Migereko used that opportunity to appeal to government to totally impose a permanent ban on importation of all types of clothes from Europe as a deliberate strategy to cushion her poor population from direct exposure to picking nasty infections from such clothes.