Kansai Plascon Uganda Limited has renewed its three-year partnership with Buganda Kingdom that sees the company provide paint and support to various initiatives of the cultural institution.

Speaking at the renewal of the partnership in Kampala on Thursday, December 2, 2021 in Kampala, Mr Santosh Gumte, the Managing Director of Kansai Plascon Uganda Limited, said it is an honour to help the kingdom further its development initiatives.

He said since June 2018, Plascon has worked with Buganda Kingdom towards rebuilding the Kasubi tombs and other projects of the cultural institution.

“In the past 4 years, since 19th June, 2018, our company has worked with the Kingdom of Buganda, serving it as the official paint partner. We have established a mutually beneficial relationship that predates Plascon’s brand presence in Uganda. Previously as the old business, we contributed to the efforts to rebuild the Kasubi tombs, both as staff members and as the company. We also continued to provide paint and other support to various kingdom initiatives. In the past 3 years, we have covered a total of over 26,000 square feet of painting,” he said.

The Katikkiro, Mr Charles Peter Mayiga, and Mr Santosh Gumte, the Managing Director of Kansai Plascon Uganda Limited, at Bulange Mengo on Thursday.

“For Plascon and by extension, Kansai Paint, culture, social development and community upliftment are core aspects of our brand ethos. We believe that economic development must be done together with cultural preservation and social development,” he added.

Mr Gumte also said Plascon will also continue supporting various kingdom activities including the Kabaka birthday run, coronation celebrations, Bulungi Bwansi, and many other community development projects.

“As Uganda’s biggest paint company and brand, our commitment to his Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda and his subjects, the people of Buganda, is that Plascon will support all initiatives that promote development, social harmony, health, and the prosperity of the kingdom and Uganda at large,” he said.

Katikkiro Peter Mayiga paints a wall after renewing the partnership with Kansai Plascon.

“We are honoured by this renewed partnership and look forward to a long and successful relationship. This is a really significant occasion in the journey of Plascon as we continue to Colour Your World,” he added.

The Katikkiro of Buganda, Mr Charles Peter Mayiga, hailed Plascon for choosing to support corporate social responsibility initiatives in the country, saying that it is important that investors support community and cultural projects.

He also said the Kabaka is impressed by the work of Plascon towards helping the kingdom improve its infrastructure and other development initiatives.