Museveni Warns on Fake Products

Uganda women’s Network (UWONET) has unveiled plans to hold the second National Women’s Week to bring together a cross-section of women and women activists in a single forum dedicated to women.

UWONET Spokesperson Alfred Rwamirego told Chimreports on Tuesday that the event is
aimed at bringing together different women to share and discuss issues that affect them most in the country.

“During the forum the women will share and hold discussions on various issues including the disempowering aspects and their rights’ violations, illness making them prone to inhuman treatment and marginalization” Rwamirego said, cost

According to Rwamirego, purchase during the weeklong event, visits will be conducted to markets like Kalerwe where activities and different stake holders will have one on one talks with the workers.

“Visiting and talking to the women in their locality will demystifies the claims that activists are working in the confines of their offices.”

There will also be mentorship programs in schools across the week, while the main conference is hoped to address the high unemployment problem facing mainly the youths in the country.
According to Rwamirego, special consideration will also be given to women languishing in prison, as a team of lawyers, counsellors and spiritual leaders pay homage to Luzira prison.
President Yoweri Museveni has strongly urged the staff of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to be very vigilant while executing their duties of safeguarding the quality of products in the country adding that they are the custodians of the safety of all the people in Uganda.

“This is your assignment and mission. The consumer depends on you. You are the custodians of the safety of all people in Uganda. Either you kill us or save us, buy more about ” he said.

The President was today commissioning a state of the art Standard House at Bweyogerere Industrial Park in Wakiso district that will be the new permanent home of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards.


The opening of the Shs.8.2 billion complex was part of the celebrations to mark 25 years of the UNBS’s existence.

The theme of the celebrations was ‘Quality Products, diagnosis Quality Life Through Standards: Get Involved Get Engaged’.

President Museveni advised UNBS staff to ensure the best quality of the products as bad ones are not only a danger to the life of the people but also destroy the economy of the country.

“If you allow bad products in the country, then we are finished economically. Industries will collapse and there will be no employment. Food, salt, oil even building materials like cement, if it is of poor quality, buildings collapse and kill people,” he cautioned.

Mr. Museveni, who described UNBS as the heart and brain of industrialization, congratulated the Bureau upon building their own home and assured employees, of whom 160 are scientists, of better remuneration next financial year.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, said since she came to office, her Ministry has developed the quality standards policy that provides a frame work of Standards development, Standards implementation, Measurements Systems and Standard Enforcement. She added that her Ministry has also streamlined the management of administration of the Bureau by putting in place the National Standards Council to manage the operations of the office.

She, however, appealed to all Ugandans to get involved and engaged in ensuring quality products on the Ugandan market and in the region.

President Museveni was later given an award in recognition for his support to UNBS.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde also received an award for her contribution to the Bureau.

Others who received awards in recognition of their contribution to UNBS in the last 25 years included the 1st Executive Director of UNBS, Dr. Eva Kasirye Alemu, Uganda Revenue Authority, Police, Uganda Investment Authority (URA), Uganda Manufacturers’ Association (UMA) and the Private Sector, among others.

The president walks past the multi million dollar complex
The president walks past the multi million dollar complex
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