Regulator issues 45-day ultimatum to fertiliser dealers

13Jan 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Regulator issues 45-day ultimatum to fertiliser dealers

​​​​​​​TANZANIA Fertilizer Regulatory Authority (TFRA) has issued 45-day ultimatum to the manufacturers, importers, distributors and all fertiliser dealers countrywide to register all unregistered fertilizer to abide by legal imperatives.

TFRA managing director Dr Stephan Ngailo.

In its press statement, TFRA managing director Dr Stephan Ngailo said according to Section 8(1) of the Fertiliser Act (No. 9 of 2009), all fertilizer including foliar fertilisers manufactured or imported and sold in the country must be registered and given a permit by TFRA.

“In the circumstance TFRA gives 45 days up to February 24 this year to all manufacturers, importers, distributors and all fertilizer dealers countrywide to register all unregistered fertilizer in accordance with the law,” he said.

He said beginning February 25 this year legal will be taken against any dealer who will be found with unregistered fertiliser.

According to the Fertilisers Act, TFRA has the responsibility to control the quality of fertiliser manufactured in the country or imported and distributed to farmers.

TFRA has registered 273 kinds of fertilisers while dealers have increased from 632 in 2016/17 to 4,138 currently and a total of 4,399 licences were issued during the period. Read More...https://epaper.ippmedia.com