Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Trades cash in as fake products swamp Geita

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Damian Darius

Geita Counterfeit products have flooded markets in Geita District, Mwanza, as unscrupulous traders cash in on desperate buyers.

The district has suddenly been turned into a dumping site of fake drugs, building materials and other basic commodities, posing a serious health and safety risk to people, livestock and the environment.

District authorities have declared war against traders selling phony products, but the battle seems too hard to win as the business has proved to be flourishing in most parts of the district.

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