The debate comes on the backdrop of an operation by the URSB, accompanied by police officers in shops in Kiyembe Lane, Nakasero where a number of items branded Harvel were confiscated on Tuesday. The traders say that the operation against five shops confiscated all electronics including main switches, circuit breakers and changeovers manufactured by Harvel plastics in Dubai.
According to UNBS, the uptake of standards among manufacturers is still wanting and now they want to ensure that the upcoming manufacturers are supported and empowered to know the importance of standards.
In the report presented by PAC Chairperson Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the laws establishing the two entities should be amended to ensure that NDA effectively performs its supervision role over NMS.
Nandala observes that, the General Manager of NMS is a board member of NDA and likewise, the Chairperson of NDA Board is a board member of NMS.
“The Policy focuses on addressing the gaps identified in the National Industrial Policy of 2008 and puts in place strategic measures to optimally benefit from the emerging opportunities, e.g. the AfCFTA,” says the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives.
Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the PAC Chairperson said that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose. He says that the uniforms were never delivered on time and if delivered, they were not the right quality, quantity, size and wrong distribution.
Nandala notes that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose.
According to the traders, police and Uganda Registration Services, Bureau-URSB officials arrested Waswa on Tuesday evening for allegedly obstructing the arrest of some traders accused of selling products that are meant to be distributed by an unidentified importer.
Kiggundu's lawyers led by Fred Muwema told journalists shortly after the court ruling that they will proceed to the Supreme Court, East African Court of Justice and Kenyan Courts to challenge the issues arising from their case.
In an apologetic mood, Byarugaba admitted that they have not performed to the expectation of Ugandans as per the promises of constructing low-cost houses. Currently, the cheapest so-called low-cost house in NSSF-developed estates goes for 120 million Shillings to 150 million.
Parliament on Monday declined to approve the External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 under which government proposed to levy US Dollars 0.4 per kilogram of exported maize brand, wheat bran, cotton cake and different by-products of the milling industry.
As part of the preparations for the establishment of this kind of insurance, Saul Sseremba, the Principal of the Insurance Training College said they have already introduced a course on Takaful for those pursuing diplomas in Insurance such that when the market is finally ready, they are guided by professionals who are well acquainted by its principles of operation.
According the deputy chief of party ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Makerere University School of Public Health, Dr.Roy Mayega, Uganda is struggling with several resilience challenges yet it has an internal potential as a country to harness available resources including data to solve some of the biggest challenges affecting communities.
The directors and management of the company expressed delight that the turnaround was recorded in a year that has been difficult for all sectors in Uganda and globally due to the effects of the covid 19 pandemic, a sign that it will stabilise.
The government targets to vaccinate at least 3 million head of cattle by the end of the exercise, out of the total national cattle stock of 14.8 million, according to State Minister for Animal Husbandry, Bright Rwamirama.
Minister Rwamirama is worried that the quarantines might take longer than planned because of failure by officials and farmers to respect the guidelines.