President meets Kansai Paint CEO who reveals Mosquito fighting Paint

Wednesday 15th August 2018
President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the visiting Vice President of Kansai Plascon, Ms. Kalpana Abe, who called on him last evening at State House, Entebbe. Uganda-based Kansai Plascon is a 100% owned subsidiary that has been acquired by the Japanese Kansai Paint.

President Museveni and his visitor discussed and reviewed a number of projects that Kansai Paint of Japan intends to establish in Uganda especially in the sector of agriculture and development of satellite city programmes that would go a long way in the provision of sustainable low-cost housing, among others.

Ms. Kalpana told the President that the Kansai Group has developed an anti-mosquito paint that that has won approval in many countries that are committed to breaking into the search for a novel vector control against mosquitoes. She revealed that the product will be launched into the market very soon when regulatory issues are finalized.

The anti-mosquito paint is expected to address Uganda’s mosquito challenges in a safe manner thereby providing efficacy for 2 years. The paint is deemed to answer the government’s plans to eliminate a host of diseases such as malaria.

President Museveni welcomed and appreciated Ms. Kalpana for her interest to invest in Uganda. He pledged government's support to achieve the intended targets.

Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Hon. Matia Kasaija, that of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, that of State for Lands, Hon Namuganza Persis and a number of senior government officials, attended the meeting. ENDS