Trading standards violators fined over Rwf32 million in Kigali

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 8 July 2020 at 01:20

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced that over 258 traders and businesses across Kigali City have been fined Rwf32,110,000 for violating trade regulations, including raising prices and using substandard scales.

Traders have been under surveillance by the ministry, which has been operating at various markets and other commercial locations in Kigali City from March 17, 2020, to date.

A statement from the ministry said: "It is clear that some traders continue to raise prices for food, while others are using substandard scales and others are issuing invoices that are not related to purchases."

In its two-day audit (July 2 to July 3), the Ministry was able to identify four traders who violated the regulations where they were fined Frw 2,770,000.

Traders and businesses across Kigali City have been fined Rwf32,110,000 for violating trade regulations

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