To many who have limited knowledge about construction, the term waffle sounds alien when used in regard to the industry.
It is understandable because few Ugandans, even those that have built houses before, knew little about this building material until Mabarak Mukiibi introduced the material in Uganda.
Mukiibi first saw and fell in love with waffles as a construction student in Kenya where he had gone to look for work in 1998. Being the creative young entrepreneur, Mukiibi knew this material would be his unique entry point to the construction industry in Uganda.
Although the idea is still growing on Ugandans, under SENAKI WAFFLES MANUFACTURERS Ltd, Mukiibi has managed to establish a sh150m factory in Kakiri, Wakiso district to make the material.
He employs 15 permanent staff and many more casual staff on the construction sites where he works. Read about how he has made it this far in Friday's New Vision's Pakasa. Also check out and like @Pakasa Vision for more.