UNBS nets local brew in Lira, Gulu cities
Written by David Gwenyemera on September 9, 2021
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards –UNBS has seized 7,240 liters of local brew, know as waragi from Lira and Gulu Cities.
This waragi was impounded alongside counterfeit goods including 884 liters of unlabelled sunflower cooking oil, 95 kilograms of toilet tissue, 95 kilograms of cosmetics containing hydroquinone and 12 trucks of maize flour, among others, during the routine monitoring of markets carried out joint by the UNBS Surveillance team and police, as they were being sold in wholesale and retail shops in the two cities.
Rashid Eton, the UNBS Northern Region Administrative Officer, says UNBS officials were prompted to carry out such operations following reports on the alleged sale of substandard, fake and uncertified products obtained by their surveillance team and complaints from consumers.
Eton revealed that the impounded items have been dispatched to the UNBS laboratory for analysis before they take appropriate action.
He appealed to the general public to be vigilant about the kind of products they buy, adding in case of suspicion, they should report to the UNBS for immediate action.