Sadolin Paint on Thursday kicked off a three-day painting project to give a fresh look to Masengere, one of Buganda Kingdom’s buildings recently constructed to increase the kingdom’s income base.
The company officials said they are doing this as part of the “company’s efforts in corporate social responsibility.”
The activity was flagged off in a colorful event held at the Kingdom headquarters in Bulange, Mengo in Kampala.
It was attended by Buganda Kingdom Speaker Owek. Nelson Kawalya, Minister of Culture Owek. Yusuf Wamala Gagganga; Mr. Ronald Kawaddwa, the CEO of Majestic Brands, top Sadolin executives, painters, media and friends of Buganda.
The original structure of Masengere was constructed by former president Idi Amin in 1975 at Bulange, Mengo but he was ousted before its completion.
In 2014, the kingdom embarked on reconstructing the structure through fundraisers spearheaded by the kingdom Premier Charles Peter Mayiga in a drive dubbed ‘Ettofaali’.
As Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi celebrated his 60th birth day anniversary in 2016, the facility was commissioned as a gift.
It houses some of the kingdom’s most valued assets.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Deon Nieuwoudt, AkzoNobel (parent company of Sadolin) Planning and Execution Manager said, “It is a great privilege for us at Sadolin to paint the Masengere and to do this with the over 200 painters who have volunteered to take part in this activity.”
He also lauded the painters for their sacrifice and solidarity to the Kingdom.
Her Royal Highness Princess Joan Nassolo, the second daughter and the third child of Kabaka Mutebi II graced the event and also commissioned the project.
Speaking on behalf of Ssaabasajja Kabaka, she said, “The Kingdom is proud of Sadolin’s previous engagements and this year’s wonderful gesture of repainting the Masengere building was the best Christmas present for Buganda.”
A total of over 7000 liters of Sadolin paint in excess of Shs120m will go towards the overall facilitation of this project.