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Hajj. Aziz Mukota

( Manager Testing Laboratories )

Mr. Aziz Kimera Mukota is the Manager Testing Department at UNBS where he is responsible for ensuring that UNBS Testing Laboratories offer quality and timely Testing Services that meet needs and expectations of UNBS customers through implementation and continuous improvement of laboratory quality management system based on ISO/IEC 17025.

Mr. Mukota holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry, a Master’s of Science (Analytical Chemistry) from Makerere University and a Diploma Electrical Engineering. He is currently pursuing a PhD in (Analytical Chemistry) at Makerere University. 

He is an ISO 17025, Lead Auditor, Trainer and Assessor and a registered member of AOAC International (Association of Official Analytical Chemists).

Prior to this appointment, Aziz held several leadership positions at UNBS since 2005. He worked as Deputy Head of Chemistry Division from 2006 to 2007 during which time he established a quality management system based on ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in the laboratory and new methods of analysis for heavy metal contaminants in various products and proximate analysis in foods.

From 2008 to February 2022 he was the Head of the Chemistry Division, for a period of 15 years where he successfully spear headed the initiation, design, development and implementation of Laboratory Quality management system based on ISO/IEC 17025:2005 leading to UNBS Chemistry Laboratory International Accreditation by South African National Accreditation System, SANAS based on ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 and also lead the transition to ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 and its sustainability with expansion of Accreditation Scope and new technical signatories. He also led the introduction of new tests conducted for Analysis of contaminants like pesticide residues, veterinary drug residues, mycotoxins, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) hydrocarbons, sildenafil citrate, caffeine and other organic contaminants in foods and non-food products.

Mr. Mukota is also a good resource mobilizer through development of project proposals and he was awarded a Certificate of recognition by UNBS management for meritorious service rendered to UNBS for developing two-project proposal that received funding from International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA to boost analytical testing capacity of UNBS through acquisition of laboratory equipment’s, consumables and sponsorship for international trainings of laboratory staff which have enhanced their competence.

He is also resource personnel on the Codex Committee for Contaminants in Food (CCCF) and UNBS/TC 207, Food additives and contaminants and participated in review of the Codex committee for methods of analysis and sampling for African Union in getting Africa position by AU-IBAR.

He is specialized and very proficient in establishing and guiding the implementation of Quality management systems based on ISO/IEC 17025  and ISO 9001 and also analysis of food and non-food products for contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticide residues, environmental contaminants, mycotoxins, antibiotics, organic pollutants (PAHs, PCBs etc.) using sophisticated instruments such as GC, GC-MS/MS, GC-MS, HPLC, AAS, ICP-OES, LCMS/MS, UV/VIS spectrophotometer, flame photometer, Ion chromatograph etc.