Warehouse license

To regulate warehousing activities

  • Ownership or access to facilities. Copy of title deed, lease agreement or offer of lease for warehouse and site, whichever is applicable.
  • Accessible location throughout the year.
  • Fit for purpose (in this case storing Maize, Beans, Coffee, Wheat, Sorghum, Millet and Cotton).
  • Soundly constructed, durable material, fully enclosed, adequately roofed to prevent leakage and access by birds and rodents. An Occupation Permit must be provided.
  • Adequate and well maintained drainage; sufficient clean hard standing at warehouse entrance to minimise seepage of water and mud into the warehouse.
  • Ablution ancillary (Workers changing rooms, sanitary and sanitation facilities).
  • Clean and covered area for sampling and grading before deposit or rejection.
  • Warehouse has adequate lighting to allow visibility especially when for grading.
  • Even floor with no or all cracks repaired. Floor joints fully filled with a mixture of bitumen, sand and cement.
  • Maximum Security with guards available day and night, warehouse lockable and entire area enclosed either by chain link or perimeter wall fence.
  • No previous storage of prohibited goods that may taint, contaminate, infest or transmit diseases like Radiation agents, Herbicides, Pesticides, Fuels, Acaracides and Tobacco.
  • Each warehouse should be identified by name, initial or number securely affixed thereto (Marked).
  • Where compartments exist they must be labelled clearly to show the space covered by each number. e.g space size and storage capacity.
  • All electrical switches, sockets, wiring, lighting, etc, conform to relevant fire/safety regulations and sighted (well clear of the stored material or where stocks will be stored).
  • Plan of warehouse(s) available and lodged with the Authority. Plan should identify storage space, office location, grading area, and equipment including scales.
  • Scales of adequate number and suitable types/sizes available and must be inspected and approved by UNBS.
  • Check weights available for the range of weights normally measured.
  • Have a minimum of two (2) internet enabled computers and peripherals.
  • Suitable and adequate Equipment for Sampling and Grading of inbound/outbound Commodities.
  • Adequate fire fighting equipment and materials installed.
  • Cleaning and drying facility available, and Warehouse Keeper (WK) ready to offer service to depositors.
  • Capacity to handle 50mt/day or more, assuming 18 to13% moisture content.
  • Adequate storage space of minimum 1,000MTs as per WRS Regulations 2007.
  • Clear procedures for ensuring effective operation (Handling & Management Manuals).
  • Fumigation capacity and availability of licensed fumigators.
  • Phone: +256-414-340428
  • Physical Address: Plot 6/8, Parliamentary Avenue, 5th Floor, Farmers House.
  • Postal Address: P.O.Box 7103, Kampala Uganda
  • Jurisdiction: National
  • Email Address: info@uwrsa.go.ug
  • Website: http://www.uwrsa.go.ug
  • Operating Hours: Moday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)
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