UNBS in the media 31st August to 11th September 2020

CHIMP REPORTS: Uganda harmonizing cocoa standards to facilitate trade in EAC

Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) in collaboration with Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) hosted the national expert technical committee to discuss and draft the East African Standards for Cocoa and related products. The national technical committee is supported under the Europaen Union and the East African Community Market Access Upgrade Programme (EU-EAC MARKUP) . https://chimpreports.com/uganda-harmonizing-cocoa-standards-to-facilitate-trade-in-eac/

 

EAGLE ONLINE: UNBS calls for consistency of product quality among facemask manufacturers

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has called upon certified facemask manufacturers, importers and distributors to ensure consistency of quality for their products. “Once you know the certification requirements, and have been certified by UNBS, be consistent with the quality of your products. This is key for all manufacturers if you are to stay in business.” said Ms. Patricia Bageine Ejalu, the UNBS Deputy ED in charge of Standards. https://eagle.co.ug/2020/09/03/unbs-calls-for-consistency-of-product-quality-among-facemask-manufacturers.html

 

SABASABA UPDATES: UNBS calls for consistency of product quality among facemask manufacturers

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has called upon certified facemask manufacturers, importers and distributors to ensure consistence of quality for their products.The call was made during an online stakeholder engagement with facemask manufacturers organized by UNBS, following continuous complaints received from the public regarding the quality and safety of facemasks on the market https://sabasabaupdates.com/2020/08/31/unbs-calls-for-consistence-of-product-quality-among-facemask-manufacturers/

 

DAILY MONITOR: The Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) has blamed the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) for not doing enough to check the substandard facemasks on the market, which have been distributed by government in the Covid-19 prevention drive.

However, UNBS says it is still carrying out surveillance audits and if any certified manufacturer is found to have been involved in the production of substandard masks, their licence will be revoked and put out of business.  https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Manufacturers-blame-UNBS-for-substandard-facemasks/688334-5618030-b639sjz/index.html

 

MENTIONS;

NEW VISION: https://www.newvision.co.ug/news/1526041/mworozi-juicy-affair-gooseberries-tamarillo

PML DAILY:  https://www.pmldaily.com/business/2020/08/era-starts-regulating-use-of-wooden-poles-in-electricity-supply.html

SOFT POWER NEWS: https://www.softpower.ug/health-ministry-directs-manufacturers-to-label-masks-with-company-logos/