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09:14
09:14

We Consider Price and Availability to Buy Local or Regional, says WFP

“When the support is in cash and dedicated to purchase of maize or beans, WFP assesses availability and price, and bases on this to buy locally or regionally” says Daloum, WFP Country Representative.
17:54
17:54

UNBS Directs Dealers To Take Sub-standard Iron Bars Off Market 1

“If found, the substandard iron bars will be seized and destroyed with no recourse and charges will be brought against you in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Uganda. This warning takes immediate effect,” they statement warns.
12:49
12:49

Luwero Maize Millers Ask UNBS to Extend Deadline for Certification aflotoxins 3 1

UNBS issued an ultimatum of June 30th this year for maize millers and maize flour traders to secure standard certification for their products. Maize millers without standard certification face closure.
12:42
12:42

Experts Push for Mini Power Grids Amidst Raising Skepticism About Solar Energy 4 2

With no clear standards for quality solar panels on the market, Brenda Akankunda, a researcher and Energy Economist at Makerere University Business School (MUBS), says the public is misled into buying solar products that don’t fit the hype attached to them.
17:25
17:25

I'll Double the Achievements, swears New UNBS Boss Ebiru Standards 1

“The UNBS focus in the next five years is to double what has been done so far, by increasing focus on private sector development, Agro-industrialisation, Manufacturing and a sustainable Petroleum Resources Programme.” Ebiru said.
11:46
11:46

Solar Dealers Scared of New UNBS Mandatory Solar Standards 5 1

The UNBS 2020 survey report shows that 70% of the solar energy products marketed in Uganda do not conform to the quality standards recognized by the International Electro-Technical Commission (IEC) and Lighting Global Standards.
13:45
13:45

Importers Get One Month Amnesty on PVOC Surcharge

Under the PVoC policy, the goods are supposed to be tested for standards like roadworthiness for vehicles, before they are shipped into the country. If the import is registered, the process costs the importers 0.45 per cent of the Free-on-Board value or the value of the goods to be shipped, before adding the freight and insurance costs, while if the import is not registered, it costs 0.5 per cent.
07:34
07:34

Certified Maize Dealers Named, Others Given June Deadline Aflatoxins

Recently, Kenya banned Uganda's maize claiming that the grain had unacceptably high levels of aflatoxins. But the ban was later lifted with stringent conditions attached. Maize is a staple food in Uganda and a leading agricultural export to East Africa, for both human consumption and animal feed.
16:01
16:01

UGX 50 Million Abattoir Lies Idle in Omoro Town Council butchery 1 1

Concerned meat consumers like David Orach, a resident of the area is frightened that the continued standoff has led to selling of uninspected meat, posing great risks of foodborne illnesses associated with animals slaughtered from poorly hygienic places.
15:03
15:03

Gov't Agencies Launch Crackdown On Media Advertising 'Fake Herbal Drinks' 1 3

Section 33 (1)(c) of the National Drug Policy and Authority Act, Cap 206 prohibits the advertisement and publication of information that aimed to promote the use of a drug for prevention or treatment of any disease or relating to enhancing human potency.
20:16
20:16

NDA, UNBS, UCC In Joint Fight Against "False Health Drink", Adverts 5 1

The three agencies have separately come under fire for alleged failure to perform their roles, which has abetted the misinformation. However, the three government agencies have agreed to coordinate regarding information sharing and issuance of coordinated directives, for effective enforcement of the policies. The have agreed to coordinate regarding information sharing, and issuing coordinated directives, effective enforcement of policies.
17:42
17:42

Temperature Guns Being Misused, Experts Warn temperature guns, 3 1

“I see most of the people putting out their hands for their body temperature to be taken. This is wrong. The forehead is the right body part from which the temperature reading should be taken”, says Simon Rukundo, Head of Temperature Laboratory at the UNBS.
07:17
07:17

OWC, UNBS Push for Quality Grain Produce 4

Uganda’s produce, especially maize and groundnuts, has been greatly affected by low standards, especially due to aflatoxins, a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that thrive on crops such as maize, peanuts, cottonseed, and tree nuts.
08:40
08:40

Non-compliant Maize Millers to be Closed by June as Cancer Threat Looms -UNBS Grain millers 3

Contaminated maize is a big health hazard that most posho-eating Ugandans seems to be unaware of. In a meeting attended by over 50 millers, only two (Nakawuka Maize Millers and Kasawo Millers) had taken the requisite measures to acquired a distinctive mark for their flour with the rest still hanging onto excuses of Covid-19 effects, NEMA threatening to evict them and delayed construction of Nakawuka road.
23:21
23:21

UNBS to Enforce Standards of Face Masks 3

This comes ahead of the reopening of the education sector by the government, which would see the demand for facemasks and shields increase in a few months. The UNBS says currently, single-layer masks are not allowed, because they cannot guarantee the needed protected.
18:50
18:50

UNBS Recruits Private Labs to Test for Standards product standards 2

According to Principal Certification Officer, Mariam Nalwoga, the move is in line with the UNBS Laboratory Recognition Scheme established to ensure that laboratories outside UNBS scope or privately owned are recognized at the national level to conduct product testing.
15:38
15:38

Influx of Unmarked Foods on The Market Raises Concern food safety 5 1

A cross-section of supermarkets, retail shops and street vendors are selling goods that have no Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) ‘Q’ mark.
20:22
20:22

UNBS, Petroleum Authority Cooperate On Oil and Gas Standards 1 3 Top story

The partnership between the bodies is expected to create lasting value for society and maintaining a sound investment environment in Uganda and also contribute to the growth of Uganda’s enterprises.
18:20
18:20

All Solar Products in Uganda to Undergo Conformity Tests -UNBS 2

Winnie Onziru, Senior Standards Officer at UNBS says that developing Uganda’s solar standards are not in themselves sufficient to clean Uganda of fake solar products unless conformity tests are done in Uganda.
07:27
07:27

Uganda Solar Sector Standards Review Underway solar power 3 2

Patricia Ejalu, the Deputy Executive Director at Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS, is optimistic that the review will allow solar product users, traders and manufacturers to have an input into the process and ease enforcement of the new standards. This, she adds, will guarantee the safety of solar product users.
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