Uganda national bureau of standards (UNBS) has automated a number of its services for efficiency, transparency and accountability in their processes and systems of work.
E-Services include; Laboratory Information Management Services (LIMS), Certification Information Management Systems (CIMS), Online Support Service and Automated imports clearance procedure that will be executed with guidance from trade mark East Africa.
Speaking at the launch, the executive director for UNBS Ben Manyindo said, e-services have replaced the manual systems and he believes this will go a long way in improving our efficiency, transparency, and accountability in their systems and processes allowing their clients carryout self-assessments thus reducing the cost of doing business.
“Embracing ICT in service delivery is part of government’s effort to promote e-government. Automation will allow us to keep up-to-date with latest trends in the technology and to continuously innovate to better serve our clients,” said Dr. Manyindo.
He said, Most of these goods have to be submitted to laboratory for testing, ‘the Laboratory Information Management System’ is going to be linked to e-portal for execution of work.
He said Certification Information Management Systems (CIMS) allows companies to apply for certification and track their applications up to issuing of e-certificates, the Webstore, which allows for online buying and selling of standards.
Dr Manyindo said UNBS is part electronic single window which allows various government agencies involved in imports clearance to interface and electronically share data, revealing that this will reduce on the cases of corruption and importation and selling of sub-standard goods.
Minister for state and cooperative Amelia Kyambadde congratulated UNBS for the achievements and strides made of quality in the country and east African community.
She said innovations will render a hand reduce delays, human resources issue and corruption.