The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) for the first time this year has held its second round phase of awarding certificates to companies that have demonstrated continued compliance to Malawi Standards, a development which the MBS has attributed to the increased awareness amongst the local companies that their products and services will not be accepted on the market without evidence of conformance to applicable standards.
This was revealed at the Certificate Awards Ceremonies which the MBS conducted on 22nd, 27th and 29th November, 2018 at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel, Sunbird Capital Hotel and Grand Palace Hotel in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu respectively, where 129 certificates were awarded to companies and organisations whose products and services complied with relevant Malawi Standards.
In his speech, the Vice Chairperson of the MBS Board, Mr. John Wells Adams congratulated the awardees for being certified by the MBS. He reiterated that in this global village where traceability of goods is easy, standards play a vital role. He further encouraged the awardees not to relax but continue working hard in the application of standards because the certificates that were given were not perpetual and warned that shall they compromise with the standards, the certificates shall be revoked.
One of the awardees in Blantyre, Cecilia Rice, representing Estrell Trading, could not hide her joy. She said that her company will now be selling their products confidently and win consumers’ confidence and trust in them citing that consumers of this age and time are well informed of the adverse implications of using or consuming products or services that are quality deficient