Uganda has launched two production lines of facemasks factory, a development that will greatly help the country’s efforts in fighting against Covid-19 pandemic.
LIDA Packaging, a Chinese owned factory located in Mbalala Mukono with production capacity of 560,000 masks per day is currently employing 315 Ugandan youth.
Commissioning the factory, president Museveni noted that the factory will not only help the country’s efforts in combating Covid-19 but also support the country’s production local capacity; “I am happy to commission this factory because it is responding to our call to build local capacity through investing in Uganda and helping to fight the COVID war,”
Li Shiqing, the chairman of Lida Packaging Products Limited, observed that the factory’s goal is to provide high quality masks at the lowest cost possible. Li said factory will make different masks, ranging from surgical to the ones used in the community.