The long serving Executive Director of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), Eng. Dr. Ben Manyindo, has retired.
Dr Manyindo retired from UNBS Service with effect from 1st November, 2020.
Accordingly, Mr. David Livingstone Ebiru who is the Deputy Executive Director in charge of Management and Financial Services at the Bureau has been appointed as the Acting Executive Director until the process of recruiting the substantive Executive Director is concluded.
“The Bureau acknowledges the great contribution made by Dr. Manyindo towards its growth in terms of infrastructure and service delivery during his tenure of service,” UNBS said in a statement issued on Monday, 09 November 2020.
He joined the Bureau 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.
“The National Standards Council, Management and the entire UNBS family wishes Dr. Ben Manyindo the very best of life after his service with the Bureau and welcomes Mr. David Livingstone Ebiru as the Acting Executive Director,” UNBS added.
“Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is committed to continue performing its critical mandate of developing, promoting and enforcing national standards in order to protect the safety and health of consumers and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.”
Eng Dr Manyindo assumed office on 24th October 2012. He joined UNBS in 1998 rising to the level of Deputy Executive Director (Technical); having previously worked at Makerere University and Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo.
He is a first class graduate of Makerere University Faculty of Technology and a PhD holder from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
He is a registered Mechanical/Industrial Engineer with over 30 years working experience in teaching, research, consultancy and standards of which 14 years has been spent in the area of standardization at national, regional and international levels. At international level he served on the Executive Committee of FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission and for three years was elected to the post of Vice Chairperson.