Meanwhile, twenty-eight companies are currently being considered by the government to produce face masks that will be provided to Ugandans as the country moves to ease the Covid-19 lockdown.
The revelation was made during the yesterday plenary sitting in which parliament tasked the government to explain how a decision for Nytil to be the only supplier of Masks across the country was reached.
On Monday, President Museveni indicated that the government would supply free reusable masks to all Ugandans aged six years and above as one of the preconditions for lifting COVID-19 restrictions.
Hon. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the State Minister for Primary Healthcare said that the use of face masks was based on scientific evidence and that the normal procurement procedure was going to be followed, noting that several meetings on the matter are ongoing and that several other companies are being scrutinized for the job. Hon. Moriku speaking….
The Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa said that everyone is interested in Ugandans having quality masks and that the government was engaging different groups of people to ensure that masks are produced as Speaker Kadaga says that the procurement was not clear and that it needed to be transparent. Nankabirwa and Kadaga speaks…
Rt. Hon. Kadaga had equally wondered how ordinary Ugandans already making masks were going to compete with big companies. END