16th June , 2017
UNBS Destroys Substandard Products;
Wednesday 14th June 2017; Uganda National Bureau of Standards has destroyed substandard goods worth fifty million shillings that were seized from Mbale. About 90% of the goods were electrical products including extension cables, solar panels, primary batteries, percolators, sockets, compact fluorescent lamps, tiles, blenders etc. Others were cement and motorcycle helmets
Innocent Namara senior inspector said the goods were intercepted at border points. She warned traders against importing items which do not meet requirements of the standards.
She further said Helmets failed drop tests parameter, electrical products failed resistance to abnormal heat and conductor diameter and cement failed a comprehensive strength test.
Namara noted that the MOU signed between UNBS and URA has helped in ensuring that substandard goods are not released from the customs areas before they are destroyed or re-exported.