During his tour at Nytil, President Museveni said that Uganda has potential to grow the textile and other sectors, and praised the Nytil proprietors for "doing a great job".
President Yoweri Museveni toured Nyanza Textile Industries (Nytil) in Jinja on Thursday, during which he hailed the factory owners for a job well done.
"The proprietors are doing a great job," he tweeted after his trip.
"In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are producing personal protective gear for medical personnel; hazmart suits, disposable caps, disposable gowns, disposable shoe covers and surgical masks.
"This is in addition to military, medical and school uniforms. This is as a result of a correct decision to involve a private investor in running the company, that we made in 1994," said the President.
"We are now looking at helping them export after satisfying the local market."
Museveni said that Uganda has potential to grow the textile and other sectors, and underlined that "we shall not be kind to anybody that attempts to compromise our progress and plans".
Meanwhile, the President reiterated his call to Ugandans to continue following guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"On my way to Jinja, groups of people at different points of the journey tried to stop me to address them. But I turned them away. Do not encourage gathering of people. We can avoid this disease (COVID-19) if we follow the guidelines that have been communicated time and again," he said.
"I call upon all leaders, especially political actors; please give the people the correct message, that is, social distancing, wear a mask - covering the mouth and nose, and wash hands/sanitize. Also desist from encouraging people to gather and form crowds."
Here are some pictures from the President's tour at Nytil: