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Uganda motor vehicle industry granted global identifier

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s motor vehicle industry has been recognised by the SAE (the Society of Automobile Engineers) International, allocating it the World Manufacturers’ Identifier (WMI). SAE International is the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. The global association …

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Basalirwa, team close consultations on Anti-Counterfeit Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local manufacturers and legislators have called on the government to support the Anti-Counterfeit Goods Bill 2023, saying that this will save trillions of Shillings in state revenues. Bugiri Municipality MP Asuman Basalirwa was granted leave in July 2013, to introduce a Private Member’s Bill entitled …

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AG: Kasigwa appointment as UNBS Chief should be rescinded

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General has advised the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives to rescind the appointment of the Executive Director of Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to “abide by the laws”. The Attorney General’s intervention follows a petition by one Ahimbisibwe George …

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Why appointment of new UNBS head seems controversial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Controversy has arisen over the appointment of Eng James Kwesiga Nkamwesiga as Executive Director, of Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) announced last week. UNBS announced Nkamwesiga successful candidate from the selection exercise that started in January with the advertisement of the position until then …

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Trade Minister appoints new UNBS Executive Director

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineer, James Nkamwesiga Kasigwa has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS). He replaces David Livingstone Ebiru who was sacked last year following an alleged corruption and abuse of office at the country’s standards body. Nkamwesiga’s appointment by …

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Plastics manufacturer plans shift to bio-degradable packaging

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Conservationists, Manufacturers, and processors have joined hands to initiate the use of bio-degradable plastics in the country, through a two-year pilot project spearhead by the Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF). The project dubbed Clean Products for the Environment, (CPE) will run up to 31st August 2025. …

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UNBS fails to breakdown budget, budget gets dismissed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has failed to defend their budget item of Shs3.363 billion allocated for the general use of goods and services. In a session held on Wednesday, 20 March 2024, UNBS led by Acting Executive Director, Daniel Nangalama, presented the …

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