18th October , 2021
Uganda through the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) joins the rest of the World in celebrating the World Standards Day under the theme “Our Shared Vision for a Better World”. The day is set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the experts who volunteer their resources in developing standards for a better world.
As part of its mandate, UNBS develops, promotes, enforces and provides information on national standards as well as coordination of regional and international standardization, editing and publishing of standards.
To date, UNBS has developed 4265 standards in the areas of Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Chemicals and Consumer products and Management and Services at both National, Regional and International levels. During FY 2020/21, 457 new standards were developed to support key sectors of the economy and act as a catalyst for economic growth.
The National World Standards Day theme is “Building Back Post-COVID19, The Role of Standards”. UNBS has provided undertaken a number of interventions to support the Private Sector, especially the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Post COVID-19 recovery which include;
To date, UNBS has recorded an increase in certification permits from 2,705 permits in FY2019/20 to 3,419 permits in FY2020/21 from about 1,800 enterprises. All UNBS certified products are capable of accessing regional and international markets.
UNBS’ support to MSMEs will accelerate sustainable industrialization for inclusive growth, employment and wealth creation as well as increased Household Incomes and Improved Quality of Life of Ugandans that is in line with the National Development Plan (NDPIII).
UNBS encourages the private sector to adhere to the standards, form associations to easily access UNBS support and promote self-regulation within their respective sectors.
To ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development, UNBS strongly supports the implementation of Parish model program to ensure value addition and certification of local/agricultural products to build a quality culture right from the grassroots.
UNBS encourages the public to be vigilant, demand for quality and UNBS certified products and report any issue or suspected unscrupulous dealers to UNBS for redress using toll free line 0800133133 or WhatsApp 0713227580.
The National Standards Council, UNBS Management and Staff wish you a Happy World Standards Day.
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a Government Agency responsible for Developing, Promoting and Enforcing of National Standards in the protection of Public Health and Safety, and the Environment against harmful and sub-standard products.
For more information, please contact:
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Plot 2 - 12, Bypass Link, Bweyogerere Industrial & Business Park,
P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda.
Telephone: 256 417 333250
Toll Free Line: 0800133133