UNBS outlines achievements for financial year 2016/17

  30th June , 2017

On June 21st, 2017, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) held a media briefing to highlight achivements for the Financial Year 2016/2017. Below is a summary of the report presented at the media briefing. The media briefing was attended by leading media houses and UNBS staff including Mr. David Livingstone Ebiru, Deputy Executive Director, Management, Mr. John Paul Musimami, Deputy Executive Director, Compliance, and Heads of Departments.   

Compliance Directorate

The report highlights the performance of the Compliance Directorate for the financial year 2016/2017.

Legal Metrology

Market Surveillance

Categories of goods seized:

Electrical Appliances: - Portable Sockets (Extension cables, Compact Fluorescent Lamps and bulbs (energy saving bulbs), electrical cables, immersion water heaters, electrical kettles, wall switches and sockets, and flat irons).

Cosmetics: - cosmetics with hydroquinone, nail polish remover, perfumed jelly.

Agricultural inputs: - Machetes (Pangas), hoes and shovels.

Used clothes: - second hand garments; bras and ladies panties, gents’ underwear and ladies brassieres.

Food products: - mineral water/drinking water, juices, cigarettes, assorted expired foods, rice

Steel products: - steel bars, roofing sheets.

Other goods: - mosquito nets.

Import Inspection

Legal Department

Priority Areas for 2017/18

Standards Directorate

Below is the performance of the Standards Directorate:

Support to MSME’s:

The key priority areas for the directorate was to increase services to Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs). In this respect, below are some of the achievements:

Promotion of local content:

Improved Collaboration with Ministries Departments and Agencies:

Improved Service Delivery and Customer Care:

Priority Areas for FY 2017/2018

  1. Support to MSMEs: USSIA; UWEAL; TUNADO;
  2. Implementation of BUBU: Testing and Calibration services.
  3. Stakeholder Engagement in textiles, furniture, fish nets, Agro-processing equipment manufacturers/assembler (Katwe);