Kansai Plascon Uganda Donates Anti Mosquito Paint and Masks to Uganda Schools Ahead of Reopening Post COVID-19 Lockdown

Kansai Plascon Uganda Donates Anti Mosquito Paint and Masks to Uganda Schools Ahead of Reopening Post COVID-19 Lockdown

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KAMPALA, June 12, 2020―Kansai Plascon Uganda (“Kansai Plascon”), subsidiary of Japanese paint company

Honorable Dr. John Muyingo, Uganda’s State Minister for Higher Education (L) chats with School heads of Nabisunsa Girls Ms. Zulaika Nabukeera and Sr. Regina Nabawanuka of Mt St Mary’s College respectively. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., announced a donation of 4,000 litres of the company’s Anti Mosquito Paint to the Ministry of Education and Sports for use in schools. Additionally, in support of the government’s fight against COVID-19, Kansai Plascon has also made available 20,000 face masks to support school staff as they prepare for the reopening of schools. The donation was facilitated by the Japanese government and formalised at a ceremony attended by the Honourable Dr. John Muyingo, Uganda State Minister for Higher Education and Mr. Mizumoto Horii, Deputy Head of the Japanese Embassy in Uganda at the office of the Prime Minister.

The Political head of the National Response Fund and the Minister incharge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut, (middle) Honourable Dr. John Muyingo, Uganda State Minister for Higher Education, Mr. Patrick Mweheire, Regional CEO, Standard Bank Group, Member.Left is The Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, His Excellency Ambassador Kazuaki Kameda. Second left is Mr Tyron Immelman,Marketing Manager Plascon East Africa.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates

The contribution is a reinforcement of Kansai Plascon’s fight against the prevalence of malaria cases in the country whilst creating a safe learning environment at local schools amidst the global pandemic. The Ugandan-made Anti Mosquito Paint will be distributed to Gayaza High School, Mt. St Mary’s College Namagunga, and Nabisunsa Girls School. The company aims to support the repainting of these schools within the month before their expected reopening in July.

Honorable Dr. John Muyingo, Uganda’s State Minister for Higher Education (R) with Mr. Tyron Immelman, Marketing Manager Plascon East Africa.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

First released in 2019 in Uganda to help the country meet its goal of eradicating malaria by 2021, Anti Mosquito Paint is an innovative product that was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Health as well as other agencies and stakeholders. It is free of lead and heavy metals and is certified safe to use by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the National Drug Authority.

Honorable Dr. John Muyingo, Uganda’s State Minister for Higher Education talks to Journalists after the function. Present in the background are heads of Nabisunsa Girls Ms. Zulaika Nabukeera and Sr. Regina Nabawanuka of Mt St Mary’s College respectively. . Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

On this occasion, the Uganda Minister of Education and Sports, the Honourable Janet Museveni mentioned, “We appreciate Kansai Plascon’s contribution to the pupils and teachers of Uganda. The safety and wellbeing of our children and educators are of the utmost importance as we look ahead to reopening our schools nationwide.” 

The Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, His Excellency Ambassador Kazuaki Kameda, said, “Kansai Plascon’s Anti Mosquito Paint is a great example of how Japanese technology can contribute to Ugandan society and the education of its children who will be forging its future. I am pleased that the Japanese government has been able to play a role in making this happen.” 

Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., Director and Managing Executive Officer Jun Senoo, remarked, “We are fully aware of the challenges faced by Uganda and the rest of the world during these trying times and especially the impact it has on primary and secondary education. We hope that this contribution will offer pupils and teachers extra protection once they return back to the classroom.”

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