By Mable Nakibuuka
Long-serving Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Executive Director Eng. Dr. Ben Manyindo has finally left office following the expiry of his tour of duty, during which he has served for over eight years at the Bureau.
This website has learnt Dr. Manyindo has since handed over office to his deputy David Livingstone Ebiru, as the Acting Executive Director.
A statement from UNBS issued Monday November 9th, 2020, about the changes reads in leadership reads in part thus;
“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 November 1st, 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.
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.
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.”