Yara East Africa Limited has urged Agriculutural traders and other business people within Kisii and its environs to be worry of the alarming increase of counterfeit goods in the region.
Speaking at Kisii during a training, to empower various distributors and retailers, the Commercial Director Yara East Africa Limited, Vitalis Wafula said that the are going around marking their products to do away with the counterfeit products .
“We want to ensure that we don’t have counterfeit products circulating in the market, “he told the participants
According to him this kind of training we ensure we do not have counterfeit fertilizers.
Mr Wafula said that they are on the lookout for suspicious activities , sales and counterfeit products.
“We can prevent loss of profits and stop someone from having exposure to a chemical that us harmful to them, “he said.
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Kisii County CEC Agriculture Esman Onsarigo said that such training helps them to do their surveillance of counterfeit products.
“Its for the good of your business that seminars and trainings such as this happen. We encourage and action should be taken to those selling counterfeit goods at the expence of original goods”, said Onsarigo
Last year, the Government began what it described as a war on counterfeits, introducing a raft of policies and tough enforcement that have seen small traders pushed to the edge. Many have opted to shut down.
In Kisii County Yara has trained more than 5000 farmers on their products.