By Azania Post Reporter
LOCAL environmental stakeholders have been urged to use various standards issued by the government for environment conservation and alternative energy
The advice was issued late Monday in Dar es Salaam by the Public Relations officer Neema Mtemvu at Tanzania Bureau of Standards ahead of the World Environment Day (WED) expected to be commemorated today June 5 in Dar es Salaam.
The officer was speaking to members of Media during environmental week commemorations graced by Premier Kassim Majaliwa.
She said Tanzania bureau of standards took part in the event because they are main stakeholders considering various standards on environment conservation.
“We are here to educate environment stakeholders, entrepreneurs and the general public to understand the importance of standards for the economic development,” she said.
According to her, such exhibitions play a crucial role to stakeholders because it is a platform that can be used to get various knowledge on environment.
“TBS will continue educating the public on the importance of standards because they are crucial for the country’s economy,” he said.
The standards also helps entrepreneurs to sell their products outside Tanzania, conserve environment, health and security, and distribute technology.
An entrepreneur identified as Lucas Kipipi said most local products were being denied entry to the neighboring countries due to quality requirements.
“Most entrepreneurs in the country have poor knowledge on procedures needed to certify quality of products which results them into failure to secure local and foreign markets,” he said.
The bureau has been educating the public on the standards of their products and sensitising manufacturers on certifying their products before they reach the market.
A total of 300 entrepreneurs have been certified their products through standard body since the commencement of a programme to support them few years ago.