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Consumer Protection Council on expired goods in Sierra Leone
By Vidal Boltman
Oct 19, 2007, 19:27
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In its strive to track down the importation of expired goods into the country, the Consumer Protection Council has decided to deploy officials at strategic border areas throughout the country where these goods normally enter. This is as a result of recent discovery that quite a lot of expired drugs and food stuffs are abound in our markets.

The Advocacy Officer of the Council, Mrs. Christiana Wellington disclosed to Awareness Times that among their many duties is to ensure that standard and quality products are offered to the people of Sierra Leone on sale. She expressed dismay over the persistent flooding of the local markets with expired goods; more disappointing is the fact that even some supermarkets are engaged in this unhealthy and criminal act.

According to the Advocacy Officer, some of these goods include brands like Forster Clark products, Jee Juicy, fresh Tomato Ketchups, biscuits, salad cream etc. and some drugs. On behalf of the Council, she is calling on the general public to be watchful in knowing the type of food and drugs they buy as they are trying their best to get rid of these expired products from the market with the effort of the Sierra Leone Police.

In his own statement, the founder of the council, Mr. Bakarr Austin Kabba said since the inception of their operations, his organization has been undergoing series of problems with the Ministry of Trade and Industry specially the Director of Trade, Christiana G. Macauley. He said though they have not acquired any fund from government or any NGO both local and international, they have been managing their little resources to undertake some activities which include the teaching of both literate and illiterate consumers to know their rights, and also the need for a green revolution whereby enough food will be provided locally. He however express disappointment over a statement made by Mr. Macauley, noting that if they in the Trade Ministry are doing their jobs properly through the trade inspectors, expired goods should not be rampart in the market.

Mr.Kabba further said that now that we are in the global market talking about transparency, accountability and choice, they will never relent in their strive and therefore calls on the Ernest Koroma government to see that their bill that was drafted and tabled before the former regime becomes Act of parliament in order for them to work effectively


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