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UHB’S STRATEGIC DIRECTION
UHB’s current strategic objectives are focused mainly in 3 areas, namely, capacity building to enhance professionalism and expand the scope of services we provide; enhance business linkages between manufacturers/suppliers of halal products and consumers of halal products both individual and institutional; and raise UHB’s profile as a halal certification body of international repute benchmarked against the world’s most successful halal certification institutions. We plan to achieve all these within a period of 1-3 years, in-sha-Allah.
Till now, many institutional consumers such as restaurants, hotels and institutional kitchens are unable to get halal certified due to the fact that they cannot readily access halal raw material including meats and ingredients. In order to align the supply and demand for halal materials it will be necessary to certify both downstream and upstream actors in the halal product supply chain. This will require extra ordinary effort to overcome the challenges that have until now caused low appreciation of halal certification by suppliers of halal materials compared to manufacturers of halal products.
For instance, whereas abattoirs are pivotal for provision of halal meat products along the supply chain, there has been a very slow response to halal certification. The reason for this dimensional and include: Lack of support from the Muslim institutions; poor hygienic conditions of operation; reluctance to accept formal and objective third assessment and endorsement for production of halal and hygienic products; paranoid to fee collector under different tenders without tangible advantage to the abattoir operators.
On the other hand, Muslim institutions perceive abattoir and butcher operators as an exclusive domain for their income generation. We must take a humble but professional move to mitigate these challenges.
In line with our vision “to lead in the provision of halal services of international repute in Sub-Saharan Africa”, we shall continuously remain focused our improving the quality of our human resource and aim to offer the best professional. We intend to achieve this by recruiting well-trained persons and enhance their skills and competencies by internal training in critical areas such conformity assessment and quality assurance.
Although still small, we pride ourselves of a well-trained human resource with qualification ranging from PhD, MSc, BSc and Diplomas in various relevant fields. Furthermore, human resource is backstopped by external contract competent personnel on need basis. We have leveraged on our collaboration with UNBS and Standards Malaysia to access training of our staff in conformity assessment in Malaysia and at UNBS.
On a different plane, we intend to further enhance our capacity by applying modern analytical techniques such as PCR, GC/MS to test possible intentional and unintentional contamination of raw materials and products with porcine material. We have already procured the required kits and reference standards, and we're in the process to developing MoU with competent laboratories to conduct the tests.
Some of our technical staffs have the scientific background to supervise and/or participate, with in the analytical work. This direction has mainly been necessitated the increasing incidences of unscrupulous manufacturers who label and market non halal products as halal. In this respect we are in the process of procuring porcine PCR DNA detection kits and, in the interim period before will develop our own testing labs, pattern with Makerere University to test suspicions products using PCR techniques.
Once again in line with our vision, we shall continue seek peer recognition and benchmark ourselves against other international halal agencies in terms of reliability, quality of service and best practices. In this respect we have established collaborative linkages with the Standards Malaysia and Halal Research Council, Pakistan. These collaborations shall be strengthened in the short to medium term. Our ultimate aim is, however, to get accredited in halal certification.
Remarks on Uganda Halal Bureau's Strategic Direction by the CEO.
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