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13th June, 2019. Uganda National Bureau of Standards has received an ISOlution and Video Conferencing facilities from from USAID and the East Africa Investment Hub.
The facilities will benefit UNBS through increased efficiency of the process of standards development by improving the public enquiry process, enhancing transparency, openness and awareness on new standards and to facilitate information and documents disseminations to national experts as well as reducing cost of participation in standardization at regional and international level.
UNBS secured the in-kind Grant from USAID, through the East Africa trade and Investment Hub. The grant included;
The ISOlution system and Video Conferencing facilities were received by the UNBS, Executive Director, Dr. Ben Manyindo.
While handing over the facilities, the East Africa Trade Hub and Investment representative said the facilities are part of the Uganda’s participation in the Worlds standards development initiative. He also noted that the facilities will add value to the implementation of standards.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held at UNBS headquarters, Dr. Manyindo thanked USAID Uganda Mission and the East Africa Trade Hub for the support given towards the accomplishment of the project.
“UNBS would like to thank the American People for supporting the economic growth of Uganda through various initiatives. We also would like to thank the East Africa Trade Hub for the effective coordination that guaranteed the success of the project. We trust that the cooperation already established will continue to grow and look towards to many more engagements as we deliver services to the people of Uganda,” he said.
UNBS is committed to ensuring that the ISOlution system remain working to facilitate standards development process to deliver better quality standards.
The handover was officiated by officials from USAID and East Africa Development Hub.