Blantyre, The Malawi Bureau of Standards says it has confiscated about 2000 non trade scales in various markets.
Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana)Wednesday, Director General of the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS), Davlin Chokazinga said they are confiscating all non-trade scales from various markets so that vendors should be using recommended scales when selling goods.
According to Chokazinga some of the markets include Lizulu, Chimbiya and Mzuzu markets just to mention a few.
We are also making sure that importation of all scales that are written not for trade are prohibited in this country, Chokazinga said.
Chokazinga added that shops have also been advised not to sell non trade scales so as to minimize the use of such un-recommended scales in all Malawian markets and other trading places.
We are doing this in order to ensure that vendors in our markets are using sizable scales, not those that are marked not for trade, he said.
Chokazinga said once these scales are confiscated the Ministry of Trade orders that they destroy them.
The Director General concluded that those vendors that will be found in the market selling goods using scales that are marked not for trade will be prosecuted through the court of law.
Source: Malawi News Agency � MANA