JINJA — Pan African Carries, a private security firm in Jinja has said George Muyomba, a security guard in the facemask controversy is their employee and not for Southern Range Nyanza (Nytil) as alleged in local papers.
Pan African Carries in a statement released on Saturday May 23 clarified on the embattled security guard and debunked any reports associating it with Nytil.
“M/s Pan African Carries Uganda [The Company] of P.O Box 1743 Jinja has noticed a story circulating on social media attributed to the above person (George Muyomba) that the Security firm is associated with Southern Range Nyanza (Nytil),” the company said in a clarification letter.
The security firm said it is not true that Pan African Carries Uganda limited is a security company for Nytil as alleged adding that: “any insinuations arising from the story are therefore totally uncalled for and should be ignored.”
Muyomba had earlier claimed that Pan African Carriers guards Nytil and that he was fired from the job after instructing the factory’s General Manager, Vinay Kumar to wear a face mask
Pan African Carries in a statement said where as Muyomba works for the security firm, the company has no dealings with Nytil.
Jimmy Mutesasira, the Head of Marketing at Nytil said the textile firm hasn’t sacked anyone as it is being alleged in the papers.
He clarified that Nytil has its own people who are guarding it.
Nytil earlier this week dismissed reports that its machines broke down days after securing a deal with the government to supply face masks.
The textile company assured Ugandans that it will try its best to produce the masks.
“NYTIL will endeavor to work closely with Ugandans and entities of good will so as to make her contribution towards availing Masks alongside other Masks producers; under the guidance of the National COVID 19 Task Force.”
President Museveni on Monday announced that the lockdown will be eased on June 4 by allowing most businesses to operate and letting private and public vehicles back on the road.
But he said this would be on condition that everyone has acquired a mask that will be supplied by goverment at zero cost.
So far, only one company, Nytil, has been named as the producer of the over 40 million masks that will be required.