The campaign which was conducted by officials of Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) also benefited the community where as a total of 12,250 people attended. It was conducted between May 4 to 10 this year.
Speaking in Dar es Salaam the TBS public relations officer Neema Mtemvu said they have sensitised students in primary and secondary schools on the roles of use of certified products and they were given the free telephone numbers for communication in case they encounter any challenge
She said they delivered such education to students because they will be good ambassadors to their parents and the community regarding certified goods by TBS. A total of 15,526 primary and secondary school students were reached during the campaign.
Regarding public areas , she said such awareness education was provided in Mkinga District at Horohoro stands, Duga auction mart while in Kilosa similar event was carried in Uhindini, Sabasaba and Kimamba areas
She said a good number of people (12.250 ) who attended during the event were happy and requested the organisation to make it sustainable.
“Many people thanked our organisation for the decision to impart knowledge on standards because they have been encountering challenges without knowing what to do ,” she said.
She said so far they have understood and pledged to engage into war against substandard goods because they can contact directly with officials of TBS
The campaign enabled the students and public to understand the roles of organisation , importance of looking at expiry dates on every product and buying certified goods for the benefits of their health and money value.
According to her, at the moment officials of the Standards watchdog have been conducting a similar campaign in Bagamoyo District, Coast Region.