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Rwanda claims Uganda cement company failed to meet quality standards
The most recent victim of the current diplomatic fall out between Uganda and Rwanda is an Ugandan cement company – Hima Cement Ltd.
According to Rwanda Revenue Authorities, it blocked Uganda cement exports from Hima Cement Ltd; because it failed to meet minimum quality standard.
On 17th April 2019, Director General of Rwanda Standard Board (RSB), Raymond Murenzi said; “The Uganda cement exports were tested and they failed to meet the minimum quality requirements.
The test results showed that the cement packages weighed 47 and 48 kilogrammes though their labels stated they weighed 50kg. This prompted the standard board to turn the cargo back to its country of origin – Uganda.
However, though Rwanda’s RSB accused Hima cement of failing standards; Uganda’s National Bureau of Standards recently recognized Hima Cement for its contribution in ensuring quality products and services in the Ugandan market.