MUKONO – Previously challenged by limited funds, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has exceeded its income targets by six billion shillings in the first and second quarter of financial year 2019/2020.
The UNBS Deputy Executive Director in charge of Compliance, John Paul Musimami, revealed this and commended UNBS staff for their contribution to the improved performance and surplus, citing the contribution made by the imports inspection department, Legal metrology, Market Surveillance, Legal department and the Public Relations division.
He made the remarks as he officially launched the three-day team-building event for UNBS staff under the compliance department, held at Colline Hotel Mukono.
The event is one of the strategies employed by UNBS to promote organizational culture, teamwork, customer relations, workplace ethics and integrity.
“The reason for this team building is for us to be able to define ourselves as UNBS, know what we stand for, how the public perceives us, how to position ourselves positively in the eyes of the public and to relate with other departments better,” Musimami said.
UNBS staffs were taken through classroom sessions about adapting to change, building teams, customer care, ethics and integrity and a lot more, coupled with outdoor sports activities.
“I learnt that each person has a unique talent to offer in a team and I will apply this by utilizing the unique talents by the different team members to do work in an efficient and effective way,” Said Denis Obini, a Surveillance Officer.
Joselyn Biira, a Public Relations Officer said,” I learnt the importance of understanding each one’s contribution to the collective goal and also understanding the contribution of UNBS’ role in the National Development Agenda.”
While officially closing the event, the Market Surveillance Manager, Daniel Arorwa thanked the facilitators, Houston Executive Consulting for the great work done, and urged UNBS staff to practice what they have learnt, for better performance results.