Manufacturers blame UNBS for substandard facemasks

Vendors sell facemasks in Wandegeya, Kampala, on May 6. Individuals are allowed to sell their facemasks despite government distributing free ones to Ugandans. PHOTO | FILE

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  • Mr Daniel Birungi, the UMA executive director, told Daily Monitor in an interview on Monday that the substandard masks distributed by government could have been produced by dishonest manufacturers, who are not UMA members but were licenced by UNBS.

The Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) has blamed the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) for not doing enough to check the substandard facemasks on the market, which have been distributed by government in the Covid-19 prevention drive.

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