The International Woodball Federation (IWbF) boss has hailed the standard of woodball equipment Uganda is producing for the international market.
President Ming Hui Weng made the remarks while visiting the wooball manufacturing plant at Ndejje University’s Luwero Main Campus. He was accompanied by a powerful IWbF delegation on a fact finding mission for the first time on the development of the plant.
IWbF donated an assortment of equipment to the Uganda Woodball Federation three years ago where the University offered to house the plant.
The International body granted Uganda license as sole manufacturer of equipment in Africa and initially for the African market.
“I am impressed by the zeal and enthusiasm exhibited by the Uganda Woodball Federation and Ndejje University in leading the way towards development of woodball in Africa. The standard of the production of equipment is good and promise to assist in making it even better.
“Once you acquire more machines to boost the current plant, then Uganda’s products will be able to compete favorably with those on the Asian market,” the IWbF boss said.
Ndejje University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eriabu Lugujjo assured the visiting IWbF delegation of the university’s continued partnership with IWbF and UWbF in promoting woodball in Africa.
“Ndejje University is the home and mother of woodball in Africa with well spelt out vision, mandate and clear objectives for its development and promotion in Uganda and beyond,” Prof. Lugujjo said.
UWbF President Paul Mark Kayongo appealed to IWbF to assist in securing modernized manufacturing equipment to enable Uganda meet the ever increasing market demands as well as boosting production standards.
“We have learnt a lot from the IWbF expertise. We are working extra hard to ensure that we improve on the standard of the equipment. Give Uganda five years from now and see high quality equipment that will be able to compete favorably on the Asian market,” Kayongo said.
Woodball was introduced in Uganda in 2006 initially to universities and has since spread to schools, the corporate world and gradually in African countries.