22 February 2013

Tanzanian Drug Authority Requests More Border Inspectors

The Tanzania's Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) is suffering from a shortage of imported commodity inspectors at the country's five main borders, Tanzania's The Guardian reported Thursday (February 21st).

TFDA Director Hiiti Sillo told members of parliament last week that inspectors have been drawn from councils to fill the gaps, asking the government to provide more TFDA border staff and modern science equipment.

Sillo also called for TFDA operations to be brought in line with the East African Zone System, so that illegal trade routes can be better curbed and that the lists of legal and illegal commodities might be made consistent throughout the region.

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