Mwambe urges WMA to conduct regular inspection of gadgets in market

13Jan 2021
Joseph Mwendapole
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Mwambe urges WMA to conduct regular inspection of gadgets in market

WEIGHTS and Measures Agency officials have been challenged to undertake regular inspections of weighing scales and machines to ensure that business people don’t tamper with them to deceive customers.

Minister for Industry and Trade, Geoffrey Mwambe (L) being welcomed by Weights and Measures Agency CEO, Stella Kawa while board chairman, Dr Adelhem Meru (R) looks on during his visit at the agency’s head offices in Dar es Salaam on Monday. Photo: Correspondent Joseph Mwendapole.

Minister for Industry and Trade, Geoffrey Mwambe said in Dar es Salaam on Monday while on a visit to the WMA head offices that a major challenge facing the local market is dishonest businesspeople but also some manufacturers who cheat consumers.

“There are some business people who are not faithful and tamper with packaged manufactured goods, for example a cement bag with 50 kilograms content, is tampered with and the consumers buys 49kgs only,” Mwambe alerted saying such traders should be identified and charged in court to solve the problem completely.

He said his ministry has agreed with WMA management and board members to ensure regular and impromptu inspections are done in retail and wholesale outlets but also factories to make sure that there is use of proper certified weighing scales and equipment.

Mwambe said he is happy with how WMA conducts its daily activities so far to protect consumers but insisted that the agency needs to be more creative in coming up with new strategies to improve delivery of services...read more on https://epaper.ippmedia.com