U.N.B.S Launches New Board To Curb Counterfeit Products In The Country
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards yesterday launched a new board to constitute the national standards council to curb the prevalence of counterfeit products in the country.
The UNBS annual report 2020/2021 states that products worth more than Shs2.5b were destroyed because they did not conform to the standards.
Addressing the audience at the swearing-in ceremony of the new board members yesterday, Mr Charles Musekuura, the new chairperson of the board, said the team of 10 will ensure that the quality of products both on the Ugandan market and for export are of the highest quality through standardisation.
He added that the body will conduct awareness campaigns so that manufacturers, innovators, and importers know the consequences of selling substandard products.