By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: Ntinda Industrial area based Charms (U) Ltd, the distributors of Protex soap has Thursday donated 1500 bars of protex soap and 10000 posters with hand washing information tips aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19.
According to the company’s marketing manager Cynthia Njeru, the 1500 bars of protex soap were directly going to ministry of health (MoH) frontline workers at the forefront of fighting COVID-19 across the country who are at risk of contracting the disease, hence the effort to boost their hygiene with the donation.
“We know that our health workers like Nurses, Doctors and other support staff who are in direct contact with the victims do so because they want to save lives, it’s our heartfelt calling that we also protect them as they protect others, that way we shall be in this together and come out stronger together. We thought our donation should go to that category of people,” Cynthia noted.
While receiving the items on behalf of the Permanent secretary Diana Atwine,the Ministry of Health’s under secretary Joseph Seremba said the donation came at the right time when community spread was going high and so the donation would go along way in protecting the teams. “We want to thank you a lot,because as you are aware now,community infections have gone higher than ever before, and so our teams are on ground everyday in your communities handling these cases. Protex is well known for fighting germs and diseases like COVID-19, so this is a timely life saving act, thank you for thinking about those who save lives every day,” he said.
Protex is a family soap with antibacterial heritage that promotes a healthier life for
everyone. It is proven to help remove bacteria and other germs that cause infections and diseases.
The Company also donated 10000 posters with educational tips to help the ministry in sensitizing the community on the best practices of washing hands, social distancing among others to avoid the spread of the pandemic.
“As a company, we’re committed to educating the community on the benefits of hand washing for a cleaner, protected and healthier life. This is why Charms Uganda Ltd, which is part of House of Dawda Group (The appointed distributor of Colgate Palmolive, the manufacturer of Protex) is not only donating the Soap to frontline health workers, but also 10,000 hand washing educational posters to the communities to re-enforce the ministry’s good efforts on civic education about the disease,” Nitin Chavda, Charms’ Country Sales Manager added.
The posters, seen by this reporter educate the masses on the best practices of reducing the risks of contracting coronavirus, by washing hands effectively for 20-40 seconds and wearing a mask whenever in public places.
The event took place at the Ministry’s headquarters located at Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Nakasero.
Charms has a strong reputation with manufacturing partners for handling products with integrity and the ability to purchase large lots of products for distribution to customers. Established in 2004, the company is involved in trading and distribution of products using the vast network established across the country with superb and strategic network of distribution outlets which enables excellent smooth sales activities in markets that would otherwise be inaccessible.
As we report today, Charms intends to become the most efficient distribution business in Uganda with a pragmatic “step by step” approach confidently not to lose sight of their mission of effective delivery of products across the country through the right distribution channels.
Other products they distribute include; Colgate,sta soft, Axion,Kiwi shoe polish, Cadbury, Fa, Pure Heaven and Huggies among others.