Connect with us

Leader board

Local Business

New Ford EcoSport unveiled in Uganda

Published

on

By Our Reporter

Cooper Motor Corporation (CMC), the official distributor for Ford in Uganda, has debuted the new Ford EcoSport compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) on the local market. The luxury car was unveiled during a ceremony held at their head offices located in Nakawa on Wednesday evening.

Bell All Star Tour is coming to your town. Click here to find out when.

With the new Ford EcoSport, the company is looking to break into the light range station wagon market. This is according to Ford Brand Manager Richard Musani who also revealed that the new SUV is suited for customers who want cars with smaller engines but greater efficiency.

“We have been largely present in the mid-range, that is heavy duty station market, and we are now bringing this product to be able to compete closely in the light range station wagon market as well.” Richard Musani stated.

“The EcoSport has a smaller engine and guarantees customers the best fuel economy.” He added.

Herman Mbalasi, the Country Manager CMC, says the car has been fitted with the latest technologies and will ensure optimal comfort and safety for the customers.

“We are thrilled to introduce the new Ford EcoSport to the Uganda market,” Mbalasi said. “It comes with more advanced features, more refined styling and more sophisticated technologies. Drivers will feel more comfortable and self-assured than ever at the wheel.”

The Ford EcoSport has a sitting capacity of five and comes in three series – Ambiente, Trend and Titanium. The vehicle has an engine capacity of 1.5L with an option between manual or auto transmission with electric power steering system and a fuel tank capacity of 52 litres. It is available at USD 32, 500/- (inclusive of taxes).

(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Local Business

Vivo Energy Uganda celebrates triple I.S.O. certification

Published

on

By Our Reporter

Bell All Star Tour is coming to your town. Click here to find out when.

Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has been awarded three standards certifications by the International Standards Organization (ISO). ISO is the global standard-setting body, comprised of representatives from various standards organisations.

Vivo Energy Uganda was awarded ISO 9001: 2015 Certification for implementing Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2015 Certification for Environmental Management System and ISO 45001:2018 Certification for Occupational Health and Safety.

Vivo Energy Uganda celebrated this milestone by hosting a dinner at Kampala Serena Hotel with its staff and various stakeholders, ranging from diplomatic heads of missions, government agencies, business partners and customers in attendance.

The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Uganda, Gilbert Assi noted that the triple ISO certification was the highest honour bestowed upon any company seeking excellence through implementing quality management systems.

“To Vivo Energy Uganda this will reinforce our company’s position as the most respected energy business in Uganda; which is in line with our company vision. We also believe that at the heart of Vivo Energy Uganda’s operations are our stakeholders and our commitment to excellence in health, safety, security and the environment (HSSE). To our company today, the announcement of our triple ISO certification is an affirmation of what we have always focused on as our work culture. The Vivo Energy way of carrying out key business operations is meant to be in the safest manner possible and with quality and efficiency in mind,” he said.

The Executive Director of Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Eng. Dr. Ben Manyindo hailed Vivo Energy Uganda for making a strategic decision to work to achieve certifications from ISO.

“The triple ISO certification is an important milestone for Vivo Energy Uganda and demonstrates desire to seek excellence in the quality of your products, services and overall health and safety of your employees and the environment. Congratulations,” he said.

Adding, “As the government body with a mandate is ensuring high standards in this country, we appeal to all companies to pursue not only national but also international certifications to ensure better management of their resources, an increase in profitability and stronger return on investments.”

Vivo Energy’s Executive Vice President for East and Southern Africa, Hans Paulsen, thanked the government for creating an enabling environment for the sector to thrive.

“Achieving the triple ISO certification enables key players like Vivo Energy to continue to meet our customers’ needs through the continuous pursuit of innovation and excellence in order to improve our product and services. Our continuous investment is also testament of our belief in the potential and vast opportunities for growth that the sector provides in Uganda. I congratulate the team at Vivo Energy Uganda for this achievement, and thank our partners for their continued support.”

The commissioner of Petroleum supply at Ministry of Energy Rev Frank Tukwasibwe who represented the Minister of Energy Irene Muloni noted that Vivo Energy Uganda’s triple ISO certification would be associated with a range of benefits that the company and its stakeholders and the sector at large would enjoy.

“The government of Uganda notes with appreciation the investments made by players in the sector such as yourselves, in ensuring that Ugandans receive the best value for their money. It makes us proud that Vivo Energy is championing this and leading further growth of the sector. The State will work to ensure that it continues to enable investment in the sector and continuous improvement overall,” he added.

He further encouraged the company to ensure compliance with the required standards set and to work towards sustaining the three certifications.

Vivo Energy Uganda also announced that it was working with the International Standards Organisation to pursue additional certification of its fuels laboratory in Kampala.

(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Companies

Oulanyah Tells Off Nambooze; Take Matters Of Mistreated Ugandans Abroad To UAERA

Published

on

The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has advised Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze to take matters of mistreated Ugandans abroad to the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agency (UAERA).

Oulanyah also tasked UAERA to expeditiously handle the repatriation of workers stranded in foreign countries under uncomfortable working conditions.

Bell All Star Tour is coming to your town. Click here to find out when.

Oulanyah said labour export agencies that are licensed and operating within the law, subscribe to UAERA through payment of insurance, and should handle repatriation or treatment of workers.

“So there should not be any burden to any parent that their child is stranded somewhere and they are looking for money to repatriate them or that they should refund money before they are brought back,” Oulanyah explained.

The Deputy Speaker made the remarks in response to a concern raised by Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze on Thursday, 01 August 2019. Nambooze said that youth who sought employment abroad through labour agencies were stuck and unable to return to Uganda.

Nambooze noted that following the Deputy Speaker’s directive on18 July 2019, several girls are stranded at the Uganda embassy in the United Arab Emirates as they wait for support to return home.

This was after Nambooze raised procedure in which she asked Oulanyah to inform Parliament of a decision he had taken about setting up a select committee to investigate issues of mistreated Ugandans that go to work abroad because she was receiving new cases of Mistreated girls.

MP Betty NamboozeNambooze claims that when she raised the issue of 53 girls that were stranded at the Ugandan embassy in United Arab Emirates (UAE), the ambassador retaliated by chasing away the girls.

(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Local Business

Splash juice to be packed in plastic bottles

Published

on

By Our Reporter

Bell All Star Tour is coming to your town. Click here to find out when.

Britania Allied Industries Limited has added a new product on to their wide range of juice brands, Splash Kachupa, which is splash juice packed in a plastic bottle. It comes in 3 flavours namely Mango, Apple and Orange.

Speaking at the launch of the new product at their Head office in Ntinda, the Managing Director of Britannia Allied Industries, Vinay Dawda, said that they recognized that consumers are looking for refreshing new options and some thing you can sip and keep.

“Our production facilities are among the most sophisticated and modern in the region and we possess a level of technological excellence compared to prevailing global standards. We have highly reliable process equipment and methods in all our production facilities” said Vinay.

“The launch of splash Kachupa is in line with our vision of becoming the largest food & beverage manufacturer in East Africa. The group will continue to introduce new products to meet the changing trends and need of the consumers” he added.

Splash is fruit Juice made from selected high-quality tropical fruits of Uganda and is available in 150ml, 250ml and 1 Litre.

(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Facebook

HOT RIGHT NOW