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Plascon’s Anti-Mosquito Paint Gets Nod From Health Ministry

Ministry of Health has described Plascon’s anti-Mosquito paint as effective in eliminating mosquitoes in people’s homes.

According to the Ministry PRO Nansamba Odira, the government is working closely with Plascon on this cause.

“Several tests have been done and show the paint is effective. We are working together with Plascon,” Nansamba said during a guided tour of the processing plant in Namanve on Tuesday.

Statistics from the Ministry of Health indicate that malaria prevalence in Uganda has decreased from 42% in 2009 to 19% to date.

However, in Africa one to two million people die annually from malaria.

Kansai Plascon recently unveiled the anti-mosquito paint to supplement government efforts in fighting the disease.

Speaking to the press on Tuesday at their manufacturing plant based in Namanve Industrial Park, Santosh Gumte, co-Managing Director at Kansai Plascon explained that the new paint is manufactured with the aim of eliminating mosquitoes by 2021 as per the government plan.

Gumte told Business Focus that this new paint yet to spread in the market across the country was first launched in Zambia in October last year and it had tremendous results.

“By 2021, we want to eliminate malaria and it has been proved that 90% of the mosquitoes that come in contact with our paint die,” he said.

Santosh added that the paint has been certified by the National Drug Authority and washable with a soft cloth and mild soap solution.

According to Kenneth Wabwire, the Factory Manager, Plascon has a capacity of manufacturing 86,000 litres of this paint per month and plans to double production when the demand increases.

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