By lubyayi muhammad

A vehicle at weigh bridge at malaba.Photo by lubyayi muhammad


Old weigh bridges at the country borders and different weighing stations are set to be replaced, a measure, government says, will help give accurate loads for proper assessment of statutory levies.

while speaking to a local media on Wednesday, Mr Ben Manyindo, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) executive director, said they are in talks with Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), to have the exercise addressed following complaints from drivers.

“We are partnering with UNRA to see these problems fixed and by the end of this year, we shall have replaced these weigh bridges,” he said at the UNBS-World Metrology Day, whose theme centred on the measurements for transport.

Mr Byron Kinene, the chairman Regional Drivers and Transporters’ Association, said authorities fine them after weigh bridges issue different results at different weigh-stations.

“These weighing stations can give different results for the same load. I have on several occasions demanded that the vehicles that have been arrested for overloading at the weigh stations be weighed again,” he said.