In an operation on Friday headed by the KCCA director of Public Health and Environment Dr Daniel Okello, all the four branches of Jibu water bottled products in Kampala have been closed.
The operation started at Jibu offices on Semawata road in Ntinda. They then proceeded to Jibu Bugoloobi on Luzira road, Namugongo on Mukasa road and lastly Jibu Kabuusu.
At all the facilities, Jibu pumped water from tanks stationed outside the production rooms into the water purification machines. Cleaning of bottles was done manually using water at the sink in the processing room.
Laundry detergents were used to scrub the bottles with brushes and sponges. The floors in the production rooms at all branches were wet while the sink where bottles are cleaned was dirty, dusty and rusty.
Dr Okello says that the factories were unhygienic and do not meet the standard manufacturing procedures, putting the consumers of the water at risk. Okello said the factory will remain closed until it demonstrates ability to meet the required standards.