The County Government is conducting a countywide inspection exercise to verify electronic weighing and measuring equipment, including fuel pumps.
The drive by County Weights and Measures officers which targets over 3,000 traders across the seven sub counties, began in January and will go on for three months.
It’s objective is to enforce standards of weights and measures in order to promote fair trade practices and protect both sellers & consumers from exploitation.
County Director of Trade James Lokwale has urged traders to embrace and support the exercise which he said will create a conducive business environment for traders.
“I am calling upon traders in Turkana to support us inculcate the culture of Fair Trade and Consumer Protection in our business operations.
We will soon be rolling out a consumers awareness program on the importance of business fraternity using internationally accepted weights and measurements standards,” he said.
Leading the exercise is Deputy Director of Internal Trade Wilson Ejiye. The inspection usually Carrie out on quarterly basis by the Department of Weights & Measures under the Directorate of Trade, Industrialization and Enterprise Development.
This is in line with Section 27 of Weight and Measures Act Cap. 513 of the Constitution, the exercise is done for purposes of assizing and stamping traders weights,weighing and measure and measuring instruments.