How is the novel Coronavirus impacting you?

Posted May 2, 2020 from Uganda

The impact of corona virus is felt in Uganda’s manufacturing sector i speak this because am a manufacture i have a small Workshop that manufactures natural mosquito repellent soap. Closing boarders resulted in supply chain disruptions for manufacturers in Uganda because of depending on imported everything from Beauty soap, clothes, with delays, raw material shortages, increased costs and reduced orders. With the widespread nature of the virus, it is difficult to envisage how supply chains could be adjusted rapidly to meet demands. Who knows Ugandan will start to embrace and continue to support local manufactures and start believing in locally made products For example i have teenage moms who are good at sewing masks but one would prefer masks made in China than Uganda...Hope this becomes a turning point for everyone.

Stay Safe...Keep Social Distancing.

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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May 02
May 02

Thank you for sharing
Please stay safe.

Tamarack Verrall
May 03
May 03

Hi Sekyano,
I'm glad you open this subject about how coronavirus is affecting businesses, as so many borders have closed, showing us all, but especially business owners like you, how internationally dependent we have become for selling, and also in the manufacturing parts for so many products. As you point out, this is showing us all the importance of supporting local businesses, and developing systems for local access to materials needed for products as well. I wish you all the best with your important soaps, and hope many in your community increase their support of small local businesses like yours.

Hello, sister,

Please stay safe, too. I hope you will find alternative sources of livelihood as we face this new normal.

Anita Shrestha
May 07
May 07

Thank you for sharing.

Sinyuy Geraldine
May 19
May 19

Dear Sekyano. Congratulations on your soap production. It is interesting to know that you make anti mosquito soap. Yes, locally produced masks are now on high demand and I hope that after covid 19 pandemic, we shall all learn to promote our local brands rather than depending on foreign brands. I wish you success in your productions.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Sekyano,
Thank you for sharing your post about the situation in Uganda. It is very sad that this is going to be our new normal for quite a while. Talk care and be strong during this very trying time.
Stay safe and be blessed.

Ellie E.
Jun 01
Jun 01

Thank you for sharing how COVID is impacting the manufacturing sector in Uganda!

Jun 03
Jun 03

Hello Sylvia,

Thanks for sharing. I hope that the quarantine will end soon so that you can continue with your important work.

All the best.

Laetitia Shindano
Jul 09
Jul 09

Ma Chère
Merci pour le partage et courage dans la poursuite de votre activité malgré toutes les difficultés d'approvisionnement dues au corona-virus.
A la prochaine

Jul 21
Jul 21

i really agree with you my dear. We Africans do not believe in the quality of our work. but surely we have started one step after another. am sure it will change how we think and reason. remain steadfast. stay safe