The Malawi Bureau of Standard (MBS) has declared openly that it has registered a decrease in the number of people using uncertified scales when doing businesses in markets.

Malawi Bureau of Standard (MBS) director of meteorological services, Thomas Sengani Malunje speaking in Mitundu, Lilongwe during this year’s World Commemoration of Meteorological Day, said the development is very substantial in upholding good business practices.

However, Malunje has urged interprenuers to use the certified scales saying they are durable and can help addressing some of the challenges faced in markets.

“To a certain extend we do understand the hard economic status the country is experiencing now. A weighing instrument is an assert. So if someone us willing to go into business, He or she must be willing to invest in buying certified scales as they are going to use that scales in making profits,” said Malunje.

For a very long period of time, use of scales has been an issue of who benefits between the buyers and the sellers.

Magret Mussa, 48 who has been doing business over 10 years at Mitundu Trading Centre says the common public perception that buyers are the ones that lose through the use of uncertified Scales may not always be true.

“Customers complain a lot if I use a plate for measurements, instead they want us to use a scale. They even make sure that the scale balances are up to their benefits. It’s always hard for us to make profits this way,” said Mussa.

Every year, the World marks the meteorological day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of meter conversions in 1875.

The Malawi Bureau of Standard (MBS) was established in 1972 to promote Standardisation and quality assurance of products and services in the country.

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