Five years ago, the Government of Uganda passed the “Buy Uganda Build Uganda policy” in response to the Private Sector’s plea to promote practices that encourage the consumption of locally produced products. The success of this policy was hinged on the concept of giving preference to goods which are produced or available in Uganda and services which are rendered by Ugandan citizens and companies. It required Ugandans to position themselves in order to play our respective roles in building the Ugandan economy and reaping from it.
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Uganda has always been a supporter and strong advocate of the BUBU policy. Currently, 30% of the raw materials used in their products are procured locally, supporting local farmers and entrepreneurs, and signifi...
As part of its social responsibility to the community, Eseri Women Initiative organized a health fair with support from Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda (CCBA) in Mukono. The one-week health fair was in commemoration of women’s day on 8th October. Over 1,617 people benefited from the health fair.
According to Ethel Lubwama, Director of Eseri Initiative, the health fair aimed to extend free health services to women and children. The women were encouraged to bring along their spouses for the health tests. Some of the services extended include HIV testing, cervical cancer screening, ART care and support, access to Family planning. Under this initiative, the health camp and blood donation shall be held quarterly throughout the year.
“Although the focus was on Initiated HIV C...
Left to Right: Simon Kaheru, Public Affairs and Communication Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, MelKamu Abebe, General Manager CCBA, Kwesiga Robert, Uganda Red Cross Society, Secretary General and Irene Nakasiita, PR & Communication Coordinator at URCS during the handover today at Lugogo.
The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) has today handed over a substantial financial donation to the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) as a contribution towards Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities that will be implemented in high traffic areas and other activities relating to coronavirus pandemic.
The one hundred eighty six million shillings (Ush186,000,000) donated will go towards promotion of mandatory hanwashing and support Risk communication for COVI...