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Kansai Plascon Contributes UGX 20M Towards Church House


Kansai Plascon, Uganda’s biggest paint company has contributed a sum of UGX 20,000,000 to support Church of Uganda in reducing the debt it incurred during construction of Church House.

The contribution was handed over to the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala Rt. Rev. Steven Kaziimba Mugalu at an event held Friday morning at the Plascon factory in Namanve Industrial Park, Kira Division, Wakiso District.

The Archbishop had paid a courtesy call to the paint manufacturers who over the past years have been involved in a number of projects that benefitted many Christians across the country.

Kansai Plascon Managing Director Mr Santosh Gumte who handed over the contribution said it is the company’s culture to support institutions such as the Church of Uganda when they are in need, adding that the move is in line with the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR and its values.

“We are proud to join the Church of Uganda in its development projects. This contribution is in line with our CSR commitment and our company values including integrity, respect, customer focus and innovation,” Mr Gumte said. 

“The Church House project is a major development initiative by the Church of Uganda and we are happy to support it,” he added.

On his part, Archbishop Kaziimba commended Kansai Plascon’s gesture and further lauded them for their previous initiatives that have always helped Christians and Ugandans at large.

“We thank God for he has led you on a path to help and empower Ugandans. As a Church, we don’t take this lightly because we know the value of good partnerships and we pray that God enables you extend your helping hand to more Ugandans,” said Kaziimba.

Plascon MD Santosh Gumte leads the archbishop on a guided tour of the factory in Namanve

The Church House Building located in the heart of Kampala is a project aimed at raising income to run activities of the Church of Uganda countrywide.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Archbishop said, the project has failed to raise income to offset a loan incurred during its construction.

He said that once the loan is cleared, revenue generated from the Church House will support 37 dioceses across the country to set up schools, health centers, churches, water projects among others.

Plascon’s contribution to Church House is not the first time the company has supported community development projects in Uganda.

Over the past 10 years, several establishments including schools, churches, orphanage homes, hospitals and Community based organizations have benefitted from Plascon’s CSR drives where they have received donations in form of paint makeovers, and cash among other supplies.

Last month (February), the company donated supplies worth UGX 50million to Entebbe Grade One Hospital, to boost their service provision, ensure safety of health workers and improve their efficiency.



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