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ARSO Tributes to Departed Colleagues in Standardisation

Mr. Alex Inklaar – PTB-Germany, Consultant

Mr. Alex Inklaar remained one of the greatest ARSO Friends and Standardisation Pillar for a long period of time, spanning 2 decades and who during his assignment with PTB as PTB Consultant, has travelled in many African Countries. The entire African Standardisation Stakeholders who had the opportunity to work with Mr. Inklaar are surely in mourning on his untimely demise, though we are consoled by the wisdom that for everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven. Mr. Inklaar worked with the ARSO Fraternity on the issues of Quality Infrastructure (Standards, Metrology, accreditation and Conformity Assessment), helping in strengthening the Quality Infrastructure in the African Countries and in mentoring the African Quality Infrastructure Experts through Workshops, Seminars and organised Training Sessions where he participated as Key Speaker, Panelist and Trainer. He shared in the worries of the poor Quality Infrastructure and the problems created by the Technical Barriers to Trade in the Africa leading to the low intra-African Trade. His intelligence and mastery of the subject of Quality Infrastructure was deep and truly. Alex passed on 6th December 2018 and laid to rest on 2nd January 2019.

Dr. Kioko Mang’eli, the former ARSO President (2008-2012)

The ARSO Central Secretariat and ARSO Fraternity pay tributes to Dr. Kioko Mang’eli, the former ARSO President (2008-2012), and formerly, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Managing Director (2006-2009) who passed on 14th March 2019 and laid to rest on 23rd March 2019, in his Home town of Kola, Machakos County, Eastern Kenya. As ARSO President, the late, Dr. Mangeli made remarkable contributions in the ARSO re-engineering process. On behalf of the ARSO Fraternity, the ARSO Central Secretariat wishes to thank him for his contributions to ARSO, both as ARSO President and KEBS MD, and to pray that may his Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

Our heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues and ARSO family. May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace. Masego Marobela, Managing Director BOBS/BotswanaDr. Kioko Mang’eli was a valued colleague with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards. His death has robbed the ARSO Fraternity of a committed and resourceful person who made tremendous contributions to the re-engineering and development of standards with vast experienced knowledge shared during his term as ARSO President. UNBS continues to grieve and wishes to express our heartfelt condolences to ARSO Fraternity, ARSO Central Secretariat, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and the family of the diseased during this sad and trying moments. – Dr. Ben Manyindo, Director General, UNBS/Uganda.

It is with great shock that we received the message on the death of Dr. Kioko Mang’eli, former ARSO President and Managing Director, Kenya Bureau of Standards. We note the Immense contributions of Dr. Mangeli in the integration of Africa through standardisation. There is no doubt that his wealth of experience will be greatly missed. We pray for the repose of his soul and fortitude for the family to bear this huge loss. Barr. Osita Aboloma – Director General, SON/Nigeria.

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