Poor packaging failing Ugandan goods

By Shamim Saad

Added 13th September 2017 07:18 PM

Uganda Export Promotions Board has come up with a programme to train businesses in how to package products for exports.

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PIC: Elly Twineyo Kamugisha (left) with other panelists at the workshop. (Credit: Photo by Shamim saad)


Poor packaging by manufactures is to blame for the low uptake of goods made in Uganda by regional markets.

Elly Twineyo, the executive director of Uganda Export Promotions Board said: “Before starting a business, we should think about how we shall package our goods. A well-packaged product speaks for its self,” he said.

He was speaking at the Innovation Series workshop on packaging products for the 21st Century on Wednesday, at Hotel Africana.

He said they have come up with a programme dubbed “Company Diagnostic and Exporter Readiness and Assessment” to train businesses in how to package products for exports.

Patricia Ejalu, the deputy executive director at Uganda National Bureau of Standards, called on Ugandans to appreciate local products, so as to encourage local manufacturing.

She said as a body in charge of standards, they are committed to helping starting manufactures, to produce quality goods for both domestic and regional markets.

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