On Wednesday, the Anti-Corruption Division Judge Jane Okuo Kajuga ruled against the application filed against the Attorney General, stating that it was incorrectly filed before the High Court due to a lack of territorial and material jurisdiction to enforce Ebiru's human rights.
Ebiru was summoned to appear in court and face formal charges approximately two weeks ago, but he did not present himself. Instead, he sent his lawyers, Silas Kahima Mugabi and Paul Wanyoto, who informed the court that they were representing him.
Ronald Ahimbisibwe, the head of small and medium enterprises at UNBS explains that they have embarked on a campaign on ensuring that agro-processors meet the required standards so that they produce quality food which is suitable for human consumption.
The State Prosecutors also accuse the suspects of having applied a verification stamp on a weighing scale belonging to Kamoga claiming it had been tested and passed as fit for trade by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards Inspector whereas not.
In the meeting, several MPs said the different energy drinks producing companies were misleading people with adverts indicating that their products boost sexual stamina and correct erectile dysfunction.
According to UNBS, the uptake of standards among manufacturers is still wanting and now they want to ensure that the upcoming manufacturers are supported and empowered to know the importance of standards.
Mahmoud Ijosiga Bakole, the coordinator Arua Chamber of Commerce and a produce dealer welcomed the operation, saying many business people are still ignorant of the need to verify their weighing scales.
The two Shaka Vitalis an Inspector and Norman Mwamula a Serveiilance Officer all employed at UNBS Mbarara Regional Office were on Thursday arraigned before the Anti Corruption Court on two charges of corruption.
The companies are Lida Packaging Products Ltd based in Mbalala Mukono, Southern range Nyanza Limited in Buikwe, Evergreen Safaries limited in Mutundwe, Jude color solutions Limited in Kampala, Winfred Fashion designers Limited in Ntinda, and Fine Spinners Limited in Bugolobi.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) said that the feedback indicated that the action was likely to derail the focus on the other existing measures put in place by the government to contain the virus that causes COVID-19. As such, it rescinded the directive.
In a statement on Tuesday, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) said “used footwear and used textiles that as a precautionary measure, the importation of these commodities has been suspended with immediate effect until further notice.”