By Azania Post Reporter
LOCAL traders have been counseled to be patriotic by ensuring that they import, manufacture and sell products which meet standards in order to save consumers.
The advice was thrown yesterday in Dar es Salaam by the Neema Msemwa who is Standards officer at TBS during an impromptu inspection carried by the organization in various areas of the city.
During the exercise, various officials from Standards Watchdog in collaboration with the Police Force inspected traders who are dealing with solar products and bought some samples for quality testing.
“This is our own country, hence every one ought to be patriotic in selling and selling certified products that would enable to save us from health threats, she said.
She asked solar importers and others who want to import goods in the country to contact with the Bureau in order to get advice on standards.
On his part, an inspector identified as Nelson Mugema insisted importers to follow all required procedures in order to avoid import substandard goods.
He said the move would also enable them to control their working capital, and conduct business under conducive environment hence avoid entering the country into challenges.
“All importers have to understand that once we recognize they imported substandard goods we will forcefully remove from the market at their own costs,” he affirmed.
According to him, inspectors from TBS would continue to conduct an inspection in various markets, to buy samples of various products and test to see if they meet the required standard.
In a move that aimed to conduct inspection exercise more successfully, the Bureau has opened offices five zones namely Northern (Arusha), Lake (Mwanza), Southern Highlands (Mbeya), Southern (Mtwara) and Central (Dodoma).