11th December 2011
The C. E. O,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
RE: CHARGES ON WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TESTING
I wish to bring to your attention the charges to the owners of Measuring Equipment. I have learnt that early December, men checking the measuring equipment were in Ssisa Sub-County, and may be, they are still executing their official duty, however, it is shocking to learn that these people were charged twice; that is, using the official UNBS Receipt, and yet the owners of the measuring Equipment had to foot an additional shs 37,000 paid to Uganda National Scales Association. This is wrong, and it is not clear how these figures were arrived at. The receipt I have had opportunity to look at of UNBS had UNBS Basic Fees as shs 2,500; Surcharge shs 2,000; Attendance shs 1,000 and shs 3,000for Weights taken making a total of shs 8,500. That amount of money would suffice as a charge to the owner of a weighting machine which may need adjustments if there are no spares added.
The owners of the Measuring Equipment were required to pay shs 37,000 to Uganda national Scale Association. Your organization needs to clear the air about this payment which was taken from the Measurements Owners in a way many were not satisfied but had no body to seek redress to. I am now getting the matter straight to you so that in case you are not aware, you get informed and do the correction and as well endeavour to see that the people from whom the shs 37,000 was collected get a refund of part of their money.
William Kituuka /Chairman