PROFILES: ARUA MWOTO TINSMITHS

Arua District in the West Nile region continues to be one of the leading MWOTO stove producing regions in the country because of three major tinsmiths. These tinsmiths have been able to establish a West Nile association that is uniting and helping tinsmiths build a strong MWOTO brand for effective marketing and promotion in the region. The three tinsmiths have been profiled below:

Ajiga Ashraf

DSC_8778 He is the vice president of Uganda MWOTO Stoves Association (UMSA) and the president of West Nile MWOTO Stoves Association (WNMSA). Ashraf used the BEIA-MWOTO close-out workshop in Lira to establish networks with tinsmiths and salesmen. He now uses these networks to make work efficient.

Ashraf also offers support to MWOTO stoves enthusiasts in the region. For example he offers training sessions for tinsmiths in Lira and neighbouring districts of Koboko, and Nwoya. He has specialised in making the standard MWOTO stoves for house hold use.

Contacts: +256-782106367

Jaja Rasur

   DSC_8819 Jaja was the first tinsmith to take up the MWOTO stove making business in Arua. To date, he produces MWOTO stoves tailored to customers’ needs. Jaja makes MWOTO stoves for house hold and institutional purposes.

He has maximally utilised the UMSA platform to upgrade his business to a national level by embracing opportunities, sharing experiences and learning from MWOTO stove producers in other regions of the country.

Contacts: +256-782780367

Kumbuka Hussein

DSC_8715   Trained and groomed by Jaja Rasur, Kumbuka picked interest in making the MWOTO stove at a very fast rate. This was during the time the promotion of MWOTO stove was starting to gain momentum. He was Jaja’s assistant but has now grown into an independent tinsmith who is taking MWOTO stoves production to another level.

 Contact: He has no mobile contact but you can use Benson’s 0775568565.

Benson is a distributor of MWOTO stoves.

 

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