UNBS to certify private Labs to test products

Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS is working on a process to empower private laboratories to test products on its behalf.

Patricia Ejalu, the UNBS’ Deputy Executive Director told Uganda Radio Network that certified private laboratories in Uganda and the East African Community will be mandated to carry out tests but with the final approval resting with the standards body.

According to Ejalu, the move is aimed at taking services closer to their clients, many of whom have been facing challenges to get their products certified. Ejalu said the laboratory recognition scheme will also inform the Minister of Trade to take up the matter with the East African Community.