27th March , 2017 , Hits: 2667
The Fuel Marking and Quality Monitoring Program (FMP) implemented under a cooperative arrangement between UNBS and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) is a government program designed to control and monitor the quality of petroleum products in the entire supply chain in Uganda.
This year, the FMP sensitization drive was held in Mbarara Town from 13th March to 17th March 2017. The one week long activity was officially opened by the Assistant Commissioner- Petroleum Supply Department (MEMD), Mr. John Friday with a half day workshop that was held at Lake View Resort Hotel. The workshop attracted over 100 participants from different Oil Marketing companies and Local Government Representatives in the Western Region of the country. An introduction of the program and its objectives was made to the participants and various inquiries on matters regarding Fuel quality were addressed. The workshop was then officially closed by the Deputy Executive Director- Management Services (UNBS), Mr. David Ebiru.
The teams from MEMD and UNBS then proceeded to various service stations where they had one-on-one interactions with motorists, shared consumer tips and also made demonstrations on Fuel Quality Checks for motorists to further understand the quality of the fuel they consume. All the service stations visited passed the quality tests.
UNBS would like to thank its Partners; Nile Energy (Gaz Service Station) Vivo Energy Uganda, Total Uganda Ltd, Pecemega Service Station, Stabex Petroleum and Bam Petroleum Mbarara for the successful execution of this year’s FMP sensitization program.