Here is my piece of advice to the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) on companies that label themselves “agro-processing investors” when in the actual sense they sell a finished product of apple powder extracts which they call “juice”;
Most Rwandans are being duped into thinking that they are consuming apple juice when they are in fact consuming extracts from fruits in India and South Africa. Those investors are not doing agro-processing in Rwanda but in their respective countries.
The only raw material they get from Rwanda is water.
Even our unsuspecting policy implementers give them incentives of other agro-processors. If any agro-processors are to be licensed, they should be scrutinised, and monitored because not all of them are genuine.
Reaction to the story, “Indian agro-processor eyes Rwandan market” (The New Times, January 30)
I agree with Mr Munanura; let us avoid people coming to dump unhealthy products calling it agro-processing. RSB should scrutinise them before they are licensed.
I also learnt from the press that the Minister of Health complained about lack of standardized mosquito nets. I am worried RSB and the Ministry of Health accepted substandard products on our market let alone their mass distribution.