Hon. Harriet Ntabazi hands over the award to Bidco GM-Anoop Sharma. Extreme left is Levi Kabatabarukye
BY JOHN NAKU
FRESH from scooping the overall 2021 Best Visionary Agro-Processing and Manufacturing Company award in Uganda, Jinja based Bidco Uganda Limited (BUL), a fast Moving Consumer Goods company with a modern edible oil processing complex in Jinja City has again received other two regional awards.
The two awards are Quality Excellence Award for Best Class Manufacturing in East Africa and Quality Excellence Award for the Best Manufacturer of Edible Oil and Detergents in East Africa.
Organized by East Africa Brand and Quality Awards under the Theme: “Innovation and Productivity: The Place of Quality in a Time of Sustainable Change”, at Golf Course Hotel on Thursday, the event recognized the best brands in the East African region.
Handing over the awards, Trade State Minister Hon. Harriet Ntabazi who represented the 1st Deputy Premier also Minister of East African Community Affairs Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga noted that the private sector is doing a commendable job as regards employment and paying taxes.
The minister further appealed to the different companies present to ensure that they keep their brands growing as a way of customer satisfaction warning them against substandard products on the market.
Receiving the award on behalf of Bidco, Anoop Sharma General Manager acknowledged the trust the people of East Africa have in their products.
“Winning two East African awards is not a simple achievement to us as a company.We applaud the trust and confidence our consumers have in us and commit to even offer more on the market in the future that meets quality”, a jovial Anoop said.
Levi Kabatabarukye, Head Quality Control at Bidco, flanked by Saba Ghirmai revealed that all their products are ISO Certified.
“Our products conform to the ISO standards and this recognition is a true reflection of what we produce”. Said Levi.
The General Manager was accompanied by a team from the Sales and Marketing department.
Guard Bender,Chairman of the Awards event revealed that the different awardees were chosen across the East African region with emphasis on Quality of products that the different companies produce.
Over 100 companies across the region were awarded.
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