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KCCA quizzed over formalin use

KCCA quizzed over formalin use

The Parliamentary committee on Presidential Affairs committee has quizzed the officials from the Kampala Capital City Authority to explain under what circumstance the KCCA veterinary officers do not regularly inspect butchers where formalin was used on meat.

MPs sitting on this committee chaired by Adjumani District Woman MP, Jesca Ababiku, say it’s very a shaming that government pays its civil servants and workers in the government departments for work not done and only wait for media reports to report and take action yet government pays them for to supervise.

MPs say if the media had not reported on the use of Formalin City dwellers would be dying for laziness of the KCCA officers who wait the public and media to report.

The government agencies mandated to supervision include Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), the ministry of health and Agriculture ministries, and also the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) which have kept silent over the use of formalin.  

The State minister for Kampala Capital City Authority, Benny Namugwanya, says KCCA is devising means to tighten their supervision to curb on the alleged use of formalin.

She says some meat butchers which were suspected to use formalin have been closed and investigation is ongoing.

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