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Museveni launches face mask factory 

By Tracy Gwambe

Added 26th May 2020 05:48 PM

Five companies have been certified by UNBS to produce masks that are for both local and export use.

Museveni launches face mask factory 

President Yoweri Museveni inspects some of the manufactured equipment at LIDA factory. (PPU picture)

Five companies have been certified by UNBS to produce masks that are for both local and export use.

MUKONO

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Tuesday launched a certified surgical mask factory in Mukono, which deals in face masks. 

LIDA Packaging Products Ltd, a company manufacturing face masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has a production capacity of 560,000 masks per day and is currently employing 315 Ugandan youth with more expected.

 

 PPU picture

"We have the capacity to produce many things here because we have the raw materials," Museveni said. 

The President also noted that money has been injected in Uganda Development Bank to support manufacturers with low-interest loans, to enhance production.

PPU picture 

LIDA is Uganda's first National Drug Authority (NDA) and UNBS' certified surgical mask factory. 

So far, five companies have been certified by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), to produce masks that are for both local and export use.

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