Weekly Update 21st to 25th October 2019

Mechanic charged for posing as a UNBS Officer

The Standards and Utilities Court at Buganda Road on Monday charged Nsereko Ulwa Male, a mechanic for   posing as a Weights and Measures Verification Officer of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS).

While appearing before the Grade One Magistrate, Her Worship Marion Mangeni at the Court, prosecution alleged that Male, a 26-year-old Weighing Scale Mechanic and his co-accused went to Mayuge Sugar industries Steel Division in Njeru with weighing equipment with the intention of calibrating the equipment.  https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10898

 ‘Wowo’ water brand seized, manufacturer summoned

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) seized jumbo water bottles of the ‘Wowo’ brand manufactured by SAOL Limited in Kitende for selling uncertified products contrary to the Use of UNBS Distinctive Mark Regulation, 2018.

According to the regulation, all products covered by compulsory standards such as packaged drinking water must be certified by UNBS and issued with a Distinctive Mark before they are allowed on the market. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10912

UNBS seals off unhygienic bakery in Namugongo

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) sealed off Daddy’s Pride bakery in Jjanda Namugongo, for baking and selling uncertified bread and Mandazi, and operating in poor hygienic conditions, contrary to the UNBS Act.

The packaging of bread found at the premises had different brand names; Litarian Bakers and Kampala Sweet Bread. Daddy’s Pride bakery is owned by Jotena Company Limited, whose directors were summoned to UNBS offices for legal action. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10909

UNBS impounds Trucks with uncertified products

Uganda National Bureau of Standards has impounded several trucks distributing uncertified products contrary to the UNBS Use of Distinctive Mark Regulation, 2018.

The regulation requires that all products covered by compulsory standards must be certified by UNBS and issued with its Distinctive Mark before they are allowed on the market. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10900

UMI becomes the 1st Public Education Institution to be ISO 9001 Certified

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified the Uganda Management Institute (UMI) for ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. This makes UMI the first public institution of higher learning in Uganda to be certified for ISO Quality Management Systems.

UNBS Deputy Executive Director in charge of Standards, Ms Patricia Bageine Ejalu, presented the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certificate to UMI during the institute’s 50th anniversary celebrations at Hotel Africana on Tuesday 22nd October 2019. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=10903