A Canadian investor who owns Canadian Oil refinery and energy limited Farhan Jiberi has threatened to sue Uganda National Bureau of Standards a government body responsible for quality standards conformity in the country.
The investor accuses the body of bureaucracy in its business dealing s and failure to effect transparency and speedy acquisition of conformity standard certifications.
“Am too tied and frustrated with the way the standards body does its work. We sent them samples 6 months ago for testing and confirmation of quality standard certification but in vain. The officials have poor customer care to the extent that even in our official letter we wrote inquiring about the undertakings they refused to respond. its total disgust a thing that will force us to go to another country,”Farhan said.
He has given UNBS three months to respond or present his dilemma to the president for suffocating investors.
Through his company this Canadian investor Farhan has sunk over $5 million investment in the country employed 40 staff however plans to cut down on the work force to ensure sustainability or leave the country.
Farhan was speaking at the side line of manufacturers engagement with UNBS on challenges hindering their businesses of which certification was identified as single major bottleneck to fair business competition.
Oil and mineral sector is the government priority sector its estimated that over 150,000news jobs with be created and government putting more emphasis on investment and infrastructure development to ensure job creation and growth of the sector
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