Over the past two months, the Rwanda Bureau of Standards has closed down five milk processing plants over contaminated yoghurt. Business Times’ Peter-son tumwebaze caught up with Dr. Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe, the Director general of the standards body, who ex-plains what different players in the milk value chain should do to ensure safe and quality milk products.
You have over the past two months clamped down on firms that produce contaminated milk and barred them from production.
Why didn’t you rather help them correct the anomalies as they continue to operate?
Rwanda is known as a country that promotes quality; therefore compromising standards means you have betrayed consumer confidence, trust, and put the growth of the economy at stake.