By Ben Musanje
29th July 2021
The Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) in collaboration with the Anti-Counterfeit Network (ACN) and Bukoola Chemical Industries Ltd has arrested four suspects allegedly found selling counterfeit and substandard Agro-chemical products in Kampala.
This follows an Anti-counterfeit Agro-chemical campaign dubbed “Protect life, Twefeeko recently launched by the Bukoola Chemical Industries Ltd partnered with ACN Africa aimed at creating awareness about the existence of counterfeit Agro-chemical inputs on the market, how to detect and avoid harmful products.
The CID Spokesperson Charles Twine has named the suspects as Margret Nansereko from Gonda farm supplies, Monica Nansanga from Kagado enterprise and Moses Senfuma and Anna Balinda from Mercy Uganda Agro-inputs all working in container village in Kampala.
These were rounded off in an operation conducted on Wednesday by three bodies against selling counterfeit and sub standard Agro-chemical products in Kampala.
Fred Muwema, the Director Legal and Corporate Affairs at ACN said that they will write to the Agriculture Ministry so that the companies whose workers were arrested in connection to selling counterfeit Agro chemical products, are blacklisted from the market.
He emphasizes that suspects shall be charged with different offences of counterfeiting products and selling goods with fake trademarks and such offences carry punishments of three years and above.