Ugandan cosmetic products manufacturer, Movit Products Limited, has hailed government upon the introduction of the Buy Uganda, Build Uganda (BUBU) policy that has helped boost the company’s financial base.
Movit’s Body Care Category Manager, Robert Kitenda commended the policy by government during the 27th the Uganda International Trade Fair 2019 organized by the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) at Lugogo showground in Kampala.
Government through the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives came with the BUBU policy and was approved by cabinet in 2014.
The policy is premised on existing government policies that support and encourage the consumption of locally produced goods and services. It aims at improving the local business environment.
Movit Products Limited is one of the local companies that has registered tremendous improvement ever since the policy was implemented.
“This year, we are in UMA to first of all celebrate with our customers the 20 years of our existence. We recognise that it has not been an easy journey but one with a lot of challenges though we have managed to overcome,” Kitenda said.
He added that, “During this year’s trade show, we have extended free hair services to whoever buys a Movit product from our stall and have set up a team of experts that help train Saloonist on how to best use our products”.
He appreciated UMA for birthing and pushing for the BUBU policy which has helped boost their business.
“This trade fair helps us build a strong relationship with the key stakeholders, the Uganda Manufacturers Association who have been our partners over the years and they are our voice. You see we are benefiting from BUBU a voice which was born here in UMA and pushed by UMA,” Kitenda said.
The local content policy is pushing Ugandans to further love and support their local brands and “we can’t take that for granted”, he said.
“It (BUBU is another voice that tells Ugandans to continue buying Movit products as opposed to imported products. Bubu is part of the corner stone to our business sustainability”.
Since the company started operations 20 years ago, it has since spread its footprint to 9 African countries which include; Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, DRC Congo, Kitenda revealed.
He noted that Movit Products Ltd has as well been able to employ over 3,000 people and support a number of humanitarian initiatives under the companies Cooperate Social Responsibility policy.