Eng. Dr. Ben Manyindo has retired from the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) as the Executive Director.
According to a statement issued by UNBS communications office, Dr. Manyindo retired from UNBS Service with effect from 1st November, 2020.
“The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) wishes to inform the General Public and all Stakeholders that its long serving Executive Director, Eng. Dr. Ben Manyindo has retired from UNBS Service with effect from 1st November, 2020,” reads part of the statement.
Manyindo leaves the service after serving for twenty-two years since 1998. He became the bureau’s executive director in 2012.
“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. 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 statement further reads.
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.
UNBS says it 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.