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UNBS urges Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) traders to adhere to quality standards

  30th November , 2021 ,       Hits: 3297

Kampala, Thursday 4th November, 2021 - The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is calling upon all importers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), owners of LPG Cylinder filling plants, Owners of LPG outlets, LPG dealers to adhere to the legal provisions of;

  1. The Weights and Measures Act (Cap 103) section 26 and 27
  2. The Weights and Measures (Sale and Labeling of Goods) rules 2007, Statutory Instrument No.36 2007.
  3. The weights and Measures (Sale and Labeling of goods) (Amendment) Rules, 2020. Statutory Instrument No. 103. 

This follows complaints from the public about under-filling of LPG cylinders, which leaves the consumers cheated because they get less than what they actually pay for.

A market survey done by UNBS in 2020, in areas of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono shows that 35% of the LPG importers, owners of LPG Cylinder filling plants, Owners of LPG outlets and other LPG dealers are trading contrary to the Weights and Measures (Sale and Labeling of Goods) rules 2007, Statutory Instrument No.36 2007.

Rule 8 of the Weights and Measures (Sale and Labeling of Goods) rules 2007, Statutory Instrument No.36 2007 provides that the goods should be labelled with;

Further more, clause 7 of the Uganda Standard US 971:2019 Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) - Specification requires the LPG cylinders to be clearly labelled with;

The standard can be accessed from the UNBS website via https://webstore.unbs.go.ug

The survey  further revealed that;

UNBS therefore notifies all stakeholders in the LPG industry to take corrective action as soon as possible, ahead of the enforcement of the quality standards by UNBS, which is expected to commence with immediate effect.

UNBS also urges the public to look out for the details above when purchasing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (GAS) and report dealers of substandard products to UNBS using toll free line 0800133133.

About UNBS

UNBS is committed to developing, promoting and enforcing standards in protection of public health and safety, and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products and ensuring fairness in trade and precision in industry through reliable measurement systems.

For more information, please contact:

Uganda National Bureau of Standards,

Bweyogerere Industrial Park,

Plot 2 - 12, Kyaliwajjala Road,

P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda

Tel: 0417333250

E-mail: info@unbs.go.ug / ed@unbs.go.ug

Website: www.unbs.go.ug