By Antoinette Prophy
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The Mara Group's packaging company, Riley Packaging scoops a gold award at the President's Export Award (PEA) held on Friday, 1 October at the Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala.

The President of the Republic of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni hosted the 12th Annual award ceremony honoring the best exporters of 2009. The annual event recognizes the contribution of the export fraternity to the economic development of Uganda. The Uganda Export Promotion Board organized the award under the theme Regional Integration, Bigger is Better for Trade. This is in line with the common market that came into effect on 1st July 2010 with an objective of widening and deepening cooperation among partner states in both economic and social fields.

77 trophies were awarded to companies belonging to 30 sectors and Paper Packaging is the sector where Riley Packaging won the award. “We are pleased to be the only company in Uganda who was selected for this sector and won the Gold Award,” said Riley Packaging CEO, Vipul Desai.

“It is truly an honour to receive this award as we strive to align our company, our staff and our impact with the strategic focus of the country. We dedicate this award to our employees, who consistently deliver exceptional quality,” said Ashish Thakkar, MD of the Mara Group.

About the Mara Group
The Mara Group is a young and dynamic brand synonymous with professionalism, integrity, innovation & entrepreneurial flair. They have an impressive 15-year track record and has grown from a small IT shop created by the Managing Director, Ashish Thakkar to an international multi sector business to include Information technology, real estate, financial services, hospitality, energy, packaging, retail and media, spanning four continents. The World Economic Forum¹s Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC), as a dynamic high-growth company in 2010, has selected the Mara Group. They believe that Mara Group has the potential to be tomorrow¹s industry leader and a driving force of economic and social change.

About Riley Packaging
Riley Packaging is one of the largest, most modern corrugated-board factories in East Africa. They manufacturers a wide range of corrugated products from 3 to 5 ply corrugated boxes, various types of display stands and other related items made from corrugation. Riley Packaging revolutionized the face of corrugated packaging in East Africa, with the creative and intelligent use of world-class technologies and global capacity. It manufactures world-class corrugated boxes that are assisting East African industries and exporters in its endeavor of providing more value.

Mara Group Uganda Ltd
Top Floor, Nakasero Towers
Plot 37, Nakasero Road
Tel: +256 41 4233700 / 800 or +256 31 2261700 / 800

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Media contact: Antoinette Prophy