The long awaited quarterly inspection has started at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry with trained inspectors deployed in 12 zones in Monrovia and its environs.
The issue of inspection at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has been a long standing problem, considering capacity gap and professionalism by inspectors during the exercise.
The Minister of Commerce, Axel M. Addy, who spoke at the opening, last Thursday at the Ministry of Commerce said he wants to build a strong public image, with the compelling need for revenue generation.
He also encouraged the inspectors to exhibit a high degree of professionalism, noting, “You are the direct ambassadors of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to the business community.”
According to him, the ministry also introduced the concept of rebranding with the view of changing from the status quo to that of a refined and corporate culture that will serve the needs of the consuming public.
This quarter’s inspection will focus mainly on three key sectors which are frozen foods, building materials and electronics.
Last year’s inspection exercise generated over US$100,000 & LD 400,000.00 respectively, according to the ministry. The current inspection will last for one month: February 23 – March 23.