Government, alcohol and spirit manufacturers have agreed to make available affordable and quality hand sanitizer.
This stunning development comes when prices of sanitizers and cleaning products had skyrocketed following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The brewers today met with Hon. Evelyn Anite – Minister of State Privatization and Investment.
She said: “In order to deal with the shortage and exorbitant increment of hand sanitizers in the wake of the #COVID19 outbreak.
I held a meeting with alcohol and spirit manufactures where I assured themof the Government of Uganda’s support through VAT and excise duty waivers – to enable them to maximize production.
I thank the Uganda Manufacturers Association and the spirit manufacturers who agreed to step in and combat the hand sanitizer shortage by using the 7.3M litres of alcohol in their facilities to make available, affordable and quality sanitizers for the protection of Uganda against #COVIDー19.”
During the meeting with the spirit manufacturers, UNBS and NDA pledged to fast track the registration of quality hand sanitizers, but also assured of increased surveillance across the country to ensure fake sanitizers are not released onto the market.”