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Bidco Uganda Limited

Bidco Uganda Limited
Tel : +256 434 124 200 | 
Fax : +256 434 122 888

Location: Plot No-152/M, Massese Industrial Area, Jinja Uganda
Postal Address: P O Box 1136,Masese, Jinja, Uganda.

Ugandan farmers want to cut ties with Bidco
Ugandan farmers want the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to cut ties with Kenya’s Bidco and investigate it for alleged malpractices against Ugandan, Kenyan and Tanzanian growers.Bugala Farmers’ Association opposes Bidco Africa’s membership of the Business Call to Action (BCtA) hosted by UNDP. The firm joined the call committing to create 60,000 jobs across the region by 2019.The Business Call to Action — an alliance of six donors including UNDP) — challenges companies to develop innovative business models that achieve commercial success and development outcomes.“For those who know the real business practices of Bidco Africa and its CEO Vimal Shah, the embrace by BCtA of Bidco Africa is a tragedy for smallholder farmers and a major stain on the reputation of UNDP,” says the petition delivered to UNDP . Read more
Bidco invests Shs27b into detergent production to out-compete imports
If local companies want to out-muscle imports, they must be prepared to invest in quality products, Bidco Uganda managing director Kodey Rao has said.According to Mr Rao, Bidco Uganda has invested about $10 million (about Shs27 billion) in production of detergents that could change the attitude of Ugandans towards imported products. Speaking during the launch of the White Star Magic, a new washing detergent by Bidco Uganda, Mr Rao said most of the detergents are imported and therefore introduction of the new product will give consumers an option both in terms of choice and price.At the same news conference, Bidco general manager Suvrajit Ghosh, said: “We have invested $10 million (about Shs27billion) in just this product (White Star Magic) because we want to get rid of imported products from the market.” Read more