Uganda National Chamber of Commerce & Industry participated in the validation workshop for Uganda National Bureau of Standards Strategic Plan 2015-2020 at Imperial Royale Hotel, June 7, 2017. The Strategic Plan was already endorsed by the Cabinet and the National Planning Authority. It conforms to the Second National Development Plan (NDP2).
Among the key highlights was the involvement of partners and the business community to advance observance of standards in all aspects of socio-economic activities. The representative of UNCCI, Martin Okumu at the validation workshop rooted for concerted efforts to create awareness of the essence of standards for ordinary Ugandans and the basic business communities.
He urged UNBS to be vigilant at the porous borders of Uganda to avoid importation of dangerous substances containing hydroquinone, mercuric oxides and many counterfeits.