Kasama, February 10, 2015, ZANIS…Kasama District Commissioner Kalanga Bwalya has urged the Zambia Weights and Measures Agency (ZWMA) to embark on a massive sensitization on the importance of consumer protection against product under-weights.
Mr Bwalya noted that currently the people in the district have nowhere to report to when they face challenges of exploitation through product under weights hence there is need for sensitization.
He said this when ZWMA Chief Executive Officer Himba Cheelo and her entourage paid a courtesy call on him at his office today.
The DC said Kasama residents need to be aware of the services that ZWMA is offering adding that this would foster a healthy environment and a sustainable economic growth.
And ZWMA Chief Executive Officer Himba Cheelo is happy with the high levels of awareness by the general public on the Copperbelt, Muchinga and Northern Provinces on issues of consumer protection.
She however noted that most manufacturers do not adhere to the set standards on the weight of products resulting in people in rural areas getting a raw deal.
Ms. Cheelo has since thanked Kasama DC for allowing the Zambia Weights and Measures Agency to open up offices in the district in order to become a regional center of excellence in providing quality services to the public.