The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has asked traders in the country to honour measurement principles to meet required packaging standards. MBS said this on the occasion to mark the World Metrology Day otherwise known as the science of measurement and its application. This year, the commemorations were held under the theme ‘Measurements in a Dynamic World’. The topic was chosen to align with the increasing rapid pace of change in measurement science.
Director of Metrology at MBS, Thomas Senganimalunje, said metrology plays a central role in scientific discovery, innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade. He underscored the need for Malawian traders to ensure that they are selling the right quantities of goods as well as ensuring that they maintain the required quality.
He warned unscrupulous traders against reaping off farmers by buying crops from growers using scales which have been manipulated “We will deal with all unscrupulous traders found tampering with weighing scales because this is theft,” said Senganimalunje.
World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Conven tion on May 20, 1875 by representatives of 17 nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications.