UNBS in the Media 7th to 11th December 2020

CONSTRUCTION OF NML LABS ON NTV; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfpR9XuOtMQ

SURVEILLANCE OPERATION ON BUKEDDE TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hAodTeD66E

SURVEILLANCE OPERATION ON NTV; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_zX2sYCPKU

UNBS RAISES CAPACITY FOR MEASURING BULK LIQUID PRODUCTS; Boniface Kapere, the Principal Technician at UNBS, says the equipment mainly helps the receiver of the delivery since it will help confirm that the contents in the delivering tank is equal to the volumes stated by the supplier. Ebiru says this equipment will also go a long way in reducing this theft. READ MORE HERE.

CONSTRUCTION OF NML LABS IN DAILY MONITOR; Construction of exports testing laboratory starts – A multi-billion contract to construct the National Metrology Laboratory at Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has been awarded to PRISMA Limited. READ MORE HERE

SURVEILLANCE OPERATION IN NEW VISION; UNBS warns public against uncertified goods.  The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has warned the public against the use of uncertified beauty products because most of them contain outlawed carcinogenic ingredients.  READ MORE HERE

Trade minister applauds former UNBS ED, Dr. Ben Manyindo – The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde has applauded Dr. Ben Manyindo for his diligent service during his tenure at the helm of Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS). Hon. Kyambadde made the remarks during the official send-off ceremony of Dr. Ben Manyindo at Serena Hotel in Kampala. READ MORE HERE

Trade Minister, UNBS to Meet Over Digital Stamps – Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde has said she will this week hold a meeting with Uganda National Bureau of Statistics (UNBS) officials to discuss the planned introduction of digital tracking solutions. UNBS last week confirmed it was planning to introduce digital tracking solutions in which it would conduct a phased implementation starting with high risk products such as cosmetics and beauty products, construction material, electricals and electronics. READ MORE HERE

Digital stamps have exposed dishonest industrialists – Govt – Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has said government had anticipated manufacturers to resist implementation of digital tracking solutions because the system has exposed illegal activities orchestrated by some industrialists. Digital tracking solutions, which are being implementation by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and lately Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), seek to fight under declaration of production capacity and substandard goods. READ MORE HERE

Digital Stamps Will Fight Fake Products, Says Unbs – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has said the increasing supply of substandard goods has warranted the need to review current regulation. Speaking to Daily Monitor yesterday, Ms Sylvia Kirabo, the UNBS principle public relations officer, said they had been forced to come up with new regulations that will help consumers, manufacturers and UNBS to track and trace substandard products. READ MORE HERE

Step up efforts to kick out fuel adulteration – It was disappointing to learn this week that Uganda is still grappling with the challenge of fuel adulteration, a major contributor to tailpipe emissions. The Uganda National Bureau of Standards said diesel is the most adulterated (diluted) fuel and much of this happens while fuel is in transit into the country. Uganda consumes about six million litres of fuel per day. READ MORE HERE

UNBS to close fuel stations violating quality measures – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards – UNBS has warned that the next countrywide inspections of fuel stations for quality will lead to the closure of some stations which will be found to have violated standards. READ MORE HERE

Renewable energy dealers in Uganda ask UNBS to curb down counterfeit products – Renewable energy dealers in Bunyoro sub-region in Western Uganda have asked the Uganda National Bureau of Standards [UNBS] to step up its operations to curb down the increasing fake energy products on the market. READ MORE HERE

UNBS, PAU sign MOU to strengthen Standardisation in the oil and gas sector – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) aimed at strengthening the collaboration between UNBS and PAU in the development and implementation of standards for the oil and gas sector in Uganda. READ MORE HERE

UNBS gives manufacturers a year to comply with packaging regulation – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has given manufacturers, importers, and packers a one year grace period in which to comply with the new weights and measures, sale and labeling of goods regulation. The regulation, which was amended in August 2020, seeks to ensure that pre-packaged goods on the market meet specifications of various standards such as correct weight and volume specifications. READ MORE HERE