As part of the efforts of government to ensure that consumers get value for money, the
The UBA bank located in
Apart from the sealing of the ATMs, the
There have a been various complaints from customers across the country over the malfunctioning of some ATMs which have often times led to debiting without payment and other sundry complaints.
Speaking during the exercise, Mr.
He stated,"The essence of the exercise is to enforce compliance to the provision of the Weight and Measure Act which states that any equipment that is deployed to use in the country must be properly certificated.
"Before any equipment is put into use in
Mohamed said the compliance exercise began in 2012, noting that it would continue until all organisations using weight and measure equipment in the country comply with the provision of the law.
Asked if there was a basic stipulation regarding the standard of measurement, he stated that the country was following the regulations set by the
On whether the department could not go beyond sealing the defaulting ATMs, he said there were other sanctions, stressing that the punishment meant out to defaulters depended on the enormity of offence committed. a the matter. In the interim, what we have done is to seal the ATMs because the banks are not permitted by the law to use equipment that has not been certificated by the appropriate authority," stated.
"Customers are our priority and for them to get value for their money, the Ministry's responsibility is to ensure accuracy in all transactions, fairness and legal use of weighing and measuring instrument in the country." Eng. Sikuade said.
Other banks that have started to comply with weights and measures act were GTB,
The verification certificate is mandatory for every marketer to possess for its equipment which is valid for a year and it is usually issued after dispensing pumps had been tested and found to be accurate but due to their nature and a bid to maximise profit some marketers do readjust their meter to short-changed motorists.
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