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Trade Minister Applauds Former UNBS Boss


By Stuart Bogere

KIU, Main Campus - The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde has applauded Dr. Ben Manyindo for his diligent service during his tenure at the helm of Uganda National Bureau of Standards.

Kyambadde made the remarks during the official send-off ceremony of Dr. Ben Manyindo at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

Minister said, “UNBS was engrossed in many challenges and irregularities at the time I became a Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives. I expected Ben to solve all the quality issues overnight. I expected miracles! But Ben didn’t let me down.” 

She went ahead to thank all the UNBS community for supporting Dr. Ben Manyindo in bringing stability to UNBS and called for more efforts to promote standardization as a key pillar to our safety and health, socio-economic development and the protection of the environment.

David Livingstone Ebiru Ag Executive Director stressed that it was a privilege to work with Manyindo and thanked him for his exceptional leadership and the great relationship he built with his subordinates.

Manyindo urged the incoming leadership to invest in human resource and hardware of quality infrastructure for faster acceleration of economic growth in Uganda.

Manyindo joined UNBS in 1998 as the Deputy Executive Director in charge of Technical Operations before assuming the position of the Executive Director in 2012 where he has been at the helm for last 8 years.

UNBS continues to strive for developing, promoting and enforcing national standards in order to protect the safety and health of consumers and the environment against dangerous and substandard products.