JINJA: Police in the Eastern City of Jinja and the surrounding areas has mounted a search for detractors of an edible oil company based in the area, according to the Kiira Regional Police Commander, ACP Okullo.
The management of the Jinja based Bidco Uganda Limited (BUL),a Fast Moving Consumer Goods company with a modern edible oil processing complex in Masese reported a formal complaint at Masese Police Station on reference SD14/02/05/23 following a malicious video.
“Having registered a formal complaint from management of the company, we are on ground to ascertain the motive of the would be suspects. This is something to do with people’s lives and we can’t just look on”, he said.
Earlier on, management of Bidco Uganda Limited had clarified on the doctored malicious viral tik-tok video.
The well crafted and doctored Tik Tok video that went viral though with minimal attention on social media with a female like voice alleged how she purchased some pouches for one of the company products to wit fortune butto and claimed that they found bore water packed in the polythene bags that was inserted into the pouch instead of the real oil.
Synonymous with blackmailers, the lackadaisically shared video has the same lady ignorantly urging all recipients to share the malicious and baseless video until it reaches the rightful person but she conceals her identity as well as that of her customer who allegedly returned the product. She as well does not disclose the identity of her viewers as well as that of her shop/business enterprise which leaves a lot to be desired. Because the lady proved to be a mercenary on a mission working with other evil minded individuals, she seems very confident & certain that all other pouches that have been allegedly returned also contain water instead of oil.
Amidst this grim scenario, management through the company’s Human Resource boss-Bernard Ngwabe has put the record straight and assured its clients not to be hoodwinked by detractors.
“To the general public and our dear reliable clients, BUL embraced system Certification such as FSSC 22000 (Food Safety Management System), ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems), ISO: 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) meaning all our Products are certified by Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)”, he clarified adding that BUL has also developed over 12,000 hectares of Oil Palm Plantations on Bugala Island in Kalangala & Buvuma as a backward integration component of promoting the Government of Uganda’s Policy (Buy Uganda Build Uganda).
Noting that all the above initiatives are geared towards serving the wider African market with their brands of Fortified Edible Oils, fats and hygienic products, he revealed that they are producers of leading brands of edible oil such as Fortune Butto.
To lay emphasis as always, the soft spoken HR guru disclosed that this is not the first time such a malicious incident is happening but that through good working relationship with Government Security agencies, they were able to track and managed to arrest some culprits mainly in the Districts of Mayuge and Iganga as evidenced by police files to wit Vide Ref: 57/29/4/2021 & Ref:24/28/2/2022) who blackmailed the company earlier on.
Being a reputable company as always, management has since implored anybody with a genuine complaint to report the matter to the nearest Police, Uganda National Bureau of Standards or visit their Masese based premises to address any would be verifiable concerns.
As always ,management is again working with government agencies to establish the motive of the perpetrators as this kind of publication threatens to malign the integrity of Bidco Uganda Limited as the company assured its reliable clients that Bidco Uganda Limited cares so much about their wellbeing making it inevitable for them to prioritize quality at a price advantage since they continue to guarantee quality service and above all, upholding the standards required of an Edible Oil company to which they were established.
Not to take anything for granted, the company has since implored members of the public with information concerning perpetrators to confide in them confidentially as they undertake to reward all whistleblowers in line with their policy.
We are reliably informed that these culprits whose interests they are serving are not yet known carefully open the sachet from the laminated area, remove oil, insert water in kaveera through the laminated area then seal it carefully with glue.
Relatedly ,Moses Katwalo, a regular consumer of Bidco products downplayed the impact of the viral video and appealed to the public not to be dissuaded by such.