It was a beehive of activity as guests exchanged contacts with distributors, suppliers and service providers at the 27th Uganda Manufacturers’ Association (UMA) trade fair.
The trade fair hosted at the UMA show grounds in Lugogo attracted thousands of people from all walks of life including students and pupils from various schools.
It was indeed the place to be for any brand that appreciates pubic engagement. Sanitation Solutions Group and Fresh Pit were ably represented by Ms Jane Justine Mirembe, Ms Phionah Opoka, Mr James Wangwa, Brian Kavuma, Richard Ssozi and Esau Mukisa.
Running from 2nd to 10th October, the trade fair showcased to the public all manner of goods and services. The Fresh Pit stall was equally busy with many inquiring about sanitation technologies especially on fecal sludge management.
“I did not know about the latrine emptying option because where I come from people have to construct new pits when old ones fill up. But it is becoming a challenge nowadays since we are running out of land for construction so this emptying option is a very welcome one. Those who were emptying were doing it unprofessionally with no protective wear and they just dispose off the sludge in water streams. I am looking forward to working with Fresh Pit because they are professional and trained,” one visitor said.
Joseph Lutaaya was surprised to discover that the fabulous looking luxo pans were actually used on pit latrines and not flush toilets.
“I had seen them but I had not even bothered to ask about them because I assumed, they were used on water borne toilets which I do not have. My pit latrines did not have any kind of pan on the drop hole which has led to bad odor in the facility. But the luxo pans will now change this and they also look very exquisite,” he gushed.
For more on how Luxo pans work, click here: How to keep your pit latrine smelling fresh
What started out as a marketing venture turned into real moments of joy and pride for our teams upon realizing that they were making a positive and direct impact in people’s lives.
“Coming to this trade fair was a blessing because we have interacted with so many people and even caught up with clients we have served in the past. They were all full of praise for our services which shows that they appreciate what we do,” Brian Kavuma, a Fresh Pit staff said at the end of the trade fair.