Fire Engulfs Warehouse Near Entebbe Airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Firefighters have faced challenges while battling a blaze that engulfed a private building near Entebbe International Airport.

The fire, whose origins are under investigation, erupted on Wednesday afternoon at around 3 pm within a warehouse owned by DAS Services, one of the private ground handling agencies operating at the airport.

This building also housed a warehouse containing mosquito nets worth billions of shillings, imported by the National Medical Stores (NMS) on behalf of the Ministry of Health, among other items, all of which have been severely damaged.

Vianney Luggya, the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) Spokesperson, confirmed that the fire did not impact the airport’s operations or flights.

Sheila Nduhukire, the NMS Spokesperson, reassured that the mosquito nets were comprehensively insured to mitigate any unexpected losses. The Medical Stores has already initiated its business continuity plan to ensure a continuous supply of nets to Ugandans.

Furthermore, she mentioned that they are currently assessing the extent of the damage caused by the fire and are collaborating closely with authorities to determine its cause.

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