The Minster of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, has inaugurated a 10-member committee for the National Standard Council. The council is the supreme governing body for the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS).
According to Godwin Muhwezi, the Public relations officer for UNBS, the committee was appointed by Kyambadde and will serve for period of three years.
While swearing in at UNBS Head Office in Bweyogerere last week, the members were told to adhere to good practices when executing their duties for the good of the country.
The appointing of the new members committee was overdue but the Minister blamed it on the proposed restructuring of government agencies.
“The delay in the appointment of the 8th NSC was due to discussions within government on the restructuring processes of departments and agencies. But due to the critical nature of the Council in the implementation of UNBS mandate, Cabinet agreed, after consultation with the Attorney General, to reappoint the 8th NSC,” Kyambadde added.
In her inaugural address, the Chairperson of the National Standards Council, Eng. Masitula Munyaami Male pledged to work with government and UNBS management to ensure that the institution delivers on its mandate.
The committee includes; Eng. Masitula Munyaami Male, Chairperson, Dr. Ben Manyindo, Executive Director, Secretary to the Council, Prof. Jackson Mwakali, Mr. Afidra O. Ronald and Al-hajji Lule Umar Mawiya. Others are Mary Sepuya, Benedict Kachope-Kato Benedict Abooki, Dr. James Kaboggoza Ssemwanga, Eng. Peter Balimunsi and Daphne Rutazaana.
The council is the supreme governing body of UNBS that is responsible for providing oversight and policy guidance to management to ensure effective service delivery. It is responsible for approval of draft standards as national standards.