THE Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) in collaboration with the Police have discovered a home in Bunamwaya, a Kampala suburb, where counterfeit goods are parked and distributed to different outlets in Kampala, writes Samuel Balagadde.
The operation also included officials from Reckitt Benckiser â€“ East Africa, the makers of Jik, Harpic and Dettol soap. Emmanuel Makumbi, Reckitt Benckiserâ€™s country representative, said their sales had been severely affected by the counterfeits.
â€œWe have been monitoring these people for the last six months. We have managed to get their particulars and the ingredients used to fake our products, â€ Makumbi said.
Moses Sebunnya, the bureauâ€™s spokesman, said several suspects who were arrested during the operation would appear before court.
â€œThe public should be vigilant about any unclear operation they come across. Counterfeits are a national concern because some are poisonous to human life,â€ said Sebunnya.
Several empty containers of Jik, Royco Mchuzi Mix and Vim were recovered and taken to Katwe Police Station.
Warehouse for fake goods found