It was all fun and laughter at Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) on Friday as comedian Mariachi cracked the ribs of UBL staff.
The brewery and its spirits plant, International distillers Uganda (IDU) were celebrating 5 & 9 years of No Lost Time Accidents respectively. This means that for a decade, no employee had an accident that necessitated them to miss a day of work.
Mariachi thrilled the staff with his jokes on habits of broke girls in bars and tribal jokes. From Batoro, Bakiga, Baganda, Bateso, he went on about their habits.
At the event, the most outstanding employees who have upheld health and safety standards at the Brewery were recognized and rewarded. Over 20 employees who maintain safety principles at work receive awards. The award categories included Safety ambassadors of the Month, highest SIRC closure per section, most compliant contractor employees among others.
The event was a culmination of the UBL Safety week dubbed, “Executing Safely Every day.” The week long activities included Evacuation Drills at the UBL site, Defensive Driving awareness session, Fitness sessions, health screening, audiometry and ergonomic sessions as well as nutrition sessions.
Speaking during the award ceremony at the brewery in Luzira, Mark Ocitti the Managing Director UBL said, “It is not just the safety measures that we as a company put in place that make us such a great story. It is the individual efforts that each of you puts into implementing these measures that makes it so rewarding at the end of it all.”