Government has expressed frustration over the quality of face masks produced by companies contracted to do the job to help in the prevention of the spread of covid-19 pandemic.
This is after complaints from the public that government masks are of poor quality and do not meet the standards issued by the Ministry of Health.
The minister of information and national guidance Judith Nabakooba says the government is to follow up on the matter and those found guilty of producing substandard masks risk having their contracts cancelled.
As part of the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, President Museveni instructed the Ministry of Health to avail free face masks to all Ugandans above the age of six.
According to Nabakooba, more than 13 million masks have been given out since June at border districts, Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono among other areas.