Weekly Update 27th April to 15th May 2020

UNBS to give out Free Non-medical Facemask Standards

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has issued new standards for Facemasks and is calling upon facemask manufacturers to seek certification of their products to ensure that they meet the National quality standards. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11155

UNBS staff donate OVER UGX 20M to aid the fight against COVID19

The staff of Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) have donated twenty million eight hundred eighty two thousand shillings (Shs. 20,882,000) to the COVID19 task force initiated by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, to aid the fight against Corona Virus in the country. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11150

UNBS urges maize flour, bean producers and suppliers to embrace certification of their products

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Executive Director, Dr. Ben Manyindo has called upon maize and bean suppliers in the country to embrace UNBS certification to ensure quality of their output. According to Dr. Manyindo, lack of qualified and certified players in the supply chain creates a huge gap, which is a big challenge most especially now, when the country is battling the COVID19 pandemic. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11147

How UNBS is testing relief food during COVID-19

Efforts to contain the coronavirus in Uganda have left many business owners and workers without a meal to eat as a result of lost income and wages due to the temporary closing of business operations. This prompted the Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister to begin distribution of relief food for the vulnerable population whose businesses and work places were closed during the lockdown. https://blog.unbs.go.ug/?p=11144