Standards awareness campaign attracts more students

17May 2021
Felix Andrew
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Standards awareness campaign attracts more students

MORE than 15,000 students from primary and secondary schools who conduct their activities in public areas such as at bus terminals , markets, auctions in Kilosa District, Morogoro Region, Bagamoyo District - Coast Region and Mkinga District in Tanga Region have attended awareness campaign.

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.

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