Sunday, 21 December 2014

Mwanza notorious for fake goods: TFDA

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Aidan Mhando

MWANZA.Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has declared Mwanza as the most affected region in counterfeit goods, illicit drugs and expired food smuggled through the porous border in Lake Victoria.

Impromptu operations carried out regularly in Mwanza, Mara and Geita regions found out that the second largest city in Tanzania revealed this status.

TFDA Lake Zone manager Moses Mbamba said recently that the porous border impedes the authority’s campaigns and operations to intercept counterfeit goods and illicit drugs.

Illicit products that have been impounded included: cosmetics, human and livestock drugs, toothpaste, wheat flour, maize flour, canned milk, whereby most of the items were smuggled from Uganda.

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