Lifestile: Uganda Baati launches stone coated roofing tiles

Business -->

Roofing sheets manufacturer, Uganda Baati Limited has unveiled to the market, stone coated roofing tiles named Lifestile.

Speaking at the launch of the new premium roofing product at Kampala Serena Hotel, the state minister for urban development, Mario Obiga Kania  hailed the private sector for playing a leading role in innovation and technology which has been a cornerstone in the housing sector.

“Companies like Uganda Baati have spearheaded research and innovation which is good for the industry.  Addition of new products on the market after research provides for genuine qualitative competition of the building materials for our population which offers a wide opportunity for the population to choose from and in turn make the product cheaper across the market and affordable,”

This can help improve the accommodation problem the country faces.

He encouraged other companies to emulate Uganda Baati to do more qualitative innovations using more of local materials to enable them reach the bigger public.

“This will help the public access durable but affordable materials for the satisfaction of the population. Uganda’s durable housing is still low both in rural and urban areas. In rural areas population needs durable but environmentally friendly housing units. These challenges need to be addressed quickly due to the rapid urbanization of our country since 5.2% of our population moves to urban areas every year.”

The minister hailed Uganda Baati for being the leader in the roofings sector in the country for more than 60 years.

“I urge you to continue leading innovation like you have done since the 1960s. Take advantage of the liberal industry by innovating on local products using local materials.”

Macklean Kukundakwe, the Marketing Manager for Uganda Baati described the new product as one that withstands all weather conditions because of its “UV qualities and are safe for rain water harvesting. We are set to redefine premium with an extraordinary environmentally friendly product right from manufacturing.”

She noted that Lifestile premium stone coated roof tiles are  ultimate roofing solution since they are fireproof, wind-resistant, lightweight, and attractive.

"The other advantage is that this new product is lightweight. What does lightweight mean? This means it will not weigh down on your structure like clay tiles which are heavy. You will be the pride of the neighbourhood when you choose Lifestile.”

According to Anthony Nganga, the Safal Group Marketing, Communication and External Affairs Director, the new product is set to revolutionalise the roofings industry.

“The epitome of a good roof has been a clay tile but what we are saying is that we want to reset the benchmark. Lifestile is going to be the new definition of what we should aspire for. This product is what everyone should be yearning to get,” Ng’anga said.

 

Reader's Comments

RELATED ARTICLES

LATEST STORIES

Brainchild BCW changes name to Burson
business By Kenneth Kazibwe
3 hours ago
Brainchild BCW changes name to Burson
Jinja charity braces for Day of the African Child
news By Lindah Nduwumwami
8 hours ago
Jinja charity braces for Day of the African Child
Demand and prices of commodities plummet
business By Victor Tayebwa
8 hours ago
Demand and prices of commodities plummet
Museveni: Who do corrupt people think they are?
news By Shamim Nabakooza
9 hours ago
Museveni: Who do corrupt people think they are?
Museveni praises longest serving finance minister Kasaija
top-stories By Victoria Bagaaya
9 hours ago
Museveni praises longest serving finance minister Kasaija

Collection of signatures ends on Friday - MP Ssekikubo
news By Sam Ibanda Mugabi
12 hours ago
Collection of signatures ends on Friday - MP Ssekikubo
Kenya: Policeman shoots magistrate in open court
top-stories By NP admin
13 hours ago
Kenya: Policeman shoots magistrate in open court
Buganda agricultural expo opens in Luweero
agriculture By Consolata Taaka
15 hours ago
Buganda agricultural expo opens in Luweero
Uganda’s economy to grow by 6% - Kasaija
business By Kenneth Kazibwe
16 hours ago
Uganda’s economy to grow by 6% - Kasaija
How govt plans to use Shs2.9tn to fix ailing health sector
top-stories By Henry Mugenyi
16 hours ago
How govt plans to use Shs2.9tn to fix ailing health sector