The company currently employs over 200 Ugandans, who have been trained in the production of face masks.
MUKONO - President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will tomorrow (Tuesday) officially launch a face mask manufacturing company. The company located in Mbalala Industrial Park in Nama sub-county, Mukono district, is called Lida Packaging Products Limited.
While speaking at the company premises, Patrick Bitature, the board chairman, explained that although the company has been in existence, producing packaging products, they recognized a need and were successfully able to switch mandate and start producing face masks.
"The company currently employs over 200 Ugandans, who have been trained in the production of face masks. We are able to produce 540,000 masks a day," he said.
The State Minister for Water, Ronald Kibuule, who is also the Mukono North Member of Parliament where the company is located, said though some companies have closed due to the COVID 19- impacts, with innovations like the one Lida Packaging, has displayed, the employment market will not be greatly affected.
Kibuule, Bitatule and the security team were on-site to organize for the President's visit tomorrow.