The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), which is mandated to ensure quality and safety of different products on the market, has certified 109 companies to produce 127 brands of sanitizers and disinfectants.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, June 29, UNBS said the move is to ensure quality and reliable products as the country battles the second wave of Covid-19.

“UNBS continues to provide free technical assistance and Standards to promote production of quality and safe Sanitizer and Disinfectant and encourage manufacturers to embrace certification of these products before putting them on the market,” UNBS said.

Several media reports have reported how a number of unscrupulous people have taken advantage of the current Covid-19 crisis to sell fake sanitisers as well as duplicating the already existing brands.

The companies certified to produce sanitisers are Abiah Group Limited, Acetah Consult Solutions (U) Limited, Adma International Limited, Afrihomes Limited, Ahhuu Barintumye Herbal Clinical Research Limited, Akhtabut Investments Uganda Limited, Akubus Company Limited, All in One Chemicals (U) Limited

Others are Allied Quality & Safety Consults Ltd Aloesha Organic Natural Health Products Limited, Amber Industries Ltd, Amovap Medical Stores Limited, Anthloam Limited, Aloa Hand Sanitizer, Armour Group Limited and ASWT Industries Uganda Limited.

Also certified are Balaji Medical Care Limited, Bash Emath Business Enterprises (U) – SMC Limited, Biomedics Products Limited, Blueswan Products Limited, Boss Beverages International (BBI) Limited, Bubbly Inner Beauty Limited, Carbide Company Limited, Careplus Health & Safety Limited, Carobert Investment Limited and Lavish Apple Flavour. Also certified is Ddembelyo Distillers Limited, Dei Natural Products International Limited, Diversey Eastern and Central Africa Limited, Drug Nest Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ecolab East Africa (Uganda) Limited, Edutrain for all Limited (by guarantee) and Firstline Pharmaceuticals (u) Limited.