Daily Monitor scooped the best newspaper award in Uganda at the Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) Quality Awards. This is a sign that the paper remains the finest source of reliable information in Uganda.
The award was handed over to Daily Monitor during the KACITA Quality Awards gala held at UMA multi-purpose hall last Friday. The KACITA quality awards recognize businesses that have excelled in quality management of production and delivery processes of goods and services in Uganda.
Daily Monitor, a flagship brand of the Monitor Publications produces weekly magazines such as Full Woman, Seeds of Gold, Rainbow, Weekend Digest, Score, Prosper, Sqoop and My Car among others which are targeted at different readers.
Other newspapers that were nominated in the best newspaper services included; New Vision, Red Pepper, and The Observer. Other winners at the award in different categories were Centenary Bank in the banking service category, Roofings, Foris Telecom, MTN, Nile Breweries, Rwenzori, Splash and Movit, beverages, home and furnishing, financial services, information and communication, real estate and construction and transport among others.
According to Mr Aaron Aguma the Marketing Manager Monitor Publications, the award confirmed to us where we are heading, we have proved the quality of journalism across the borders with our good journalists. “We appreciate that our stakeholders are noticing our strides, we are far away from where we have been.” Mr Aguma adds.
The minister of trade and cooperatives, Ms Amelia Kyambadde who was the guest of honour commended the winning companies and urged Uganda companies to continue making quality products for consumers in order to be competitive the market. She added: “I thank KACITA for being consistent for the annual award basis which is a good way of encouraging local industries to compete, it is very important for media houses like Daily Monitor to partner with Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to take part in the cause, and it disseminates information about standards.” She concluded that Kenya has 90% quality mark whereas Uganda has 10%, which meant that the country has to work had to improve our quality.
The awards were sponsored by Uganda Telecom, Pepsi, Roofings, Bella Wine and Umeme Limited.