By Ritah Ainembabazi
In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the minister of trade Amelia Kyambadde has urged manufacturers of sanitizers to ensure that their products are certified with Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to avoid fake ones.
In a press statement released today, the minister says she has directed UNBS to fast-track the testing and certification of these products.
She asked manufacturers to apply online and that UNBS will pick samples from the premises which will take a maximum of seven days.
Meanwhile the minister has revealed that government is concerned about the increase of payments of utilities like water that supports the implementation of Public health measures.
She says government is considering the review of the rates and supply system.
Further more, minister Kyambadde warns against harassment of foreign business persons merely on account of suspicion that they are Covid-19 positive because they come from a high risk country.
“The law enforcement organs, particularly police force are asked to ensure that such harrasment doesn’t take place” she said.
The minister says any suspicious cases, whether foreigners or local , should voluntarily report to the Ministry of health for professional management.
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