Togo: Traders and consumers equipped to use conventional measuring instruments
In Togo, the use of bowls and heaps as measuring instruments in the sale of agricultural, fishing and hunting products should disappear in favor of the International System of Units (SI) of measurement.
In this perspective, the Ministry of Commerce and the High Authority for Quality and Environment (HAUQE) are conducting a national awareness campaign for economic operators, traders and consumers.
The awareness team was on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Kara, after Dapaong, to exchange with various actors, on the importance of using conventional measures.
" What we buy or sell is a material of a certain quantity that must be determined without ambiguity. This is the necessity for which it is necessary to use the conventional measuring instruments which will make it possible to take exact measurements,t hat is to say, fair and accurate," said Pya-Abalo Beléi, in charge of metrology at HAUQE.
He also emphasized that the use of the SI will help establish trust between the seller and the buyer by removing any doubt about the quantity traded. " This will also improve the living conditions of producers and consumers and ensure their competitiveness," he added.
The implementation of the SI in Togo, is a step in line with the regulations of the Uemoa (West African Economic and Monetary Union), which has instituted this metrology system in its member states.
The campaign will end in 2023.