Uganda, in particular the Uganda National Bureau of Standards joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Standards Day every year. The World Standards Day is commemorated every year on 14th October and is recognized internationally to commemorate the subject of standards because of its importance in international business including trade, production, and regulation in the world.
The day is spearheaded by the International Standardization Organizations (ISO), the International Electrical technical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union, responsible for issuing standards. They also issue a message each year to declare a theme for the day which is “Standards –the world’s common language”.
Here in Uganda, UNBS will commemorate the day at a later date, to be communicated. However, the UNBS Manager Standards David Eboku says one of the biggest challenge currently faced locally in as far as observing standards is failure by some farmers to embrace good farming practices which partly explains the reason for poor quality harvest. In his message to Ugandans, Mr. Eboku said, for instance, the majority of farmers still cannot use good hygienic methods of drying maize resulting into poor quality flour.