Kenya mulls ban on raw and powdered milk imports to protect local industries

KENYA – Kenyan law makers have called for ban of importation of powdered milk and raw milk into country in a move to protect the local industries from cheap imports which have been diluting the market. This follows a report by a parliamentary committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation that the country imported 70 million…

Kenyan tea agency, traders lobby for reconstitution of the Tea Board of Kenya

KENYA – The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA), and tea traders in the country are pushing for the reconstitution of Tea Board of Kenya scrapped in 2014. According to a report by Business Daily, the Managing director KTDA, Lerionka Tiampati, is seeking for the reconstitution of the board into the sector as an independent entity…

Nigeria sees competition and consumer protection bill signed into law

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assented to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2019 that seeks to ensure competitive trade in the country and ensure production of quality products reports Guardian. In a statement released by Senator Ita Enang, the new law repeals the Consumer Protection Council Act and sections 118-128 of…