Police in Fort
portal together with the Kabarole district drug inspector on Monday afternoon
arrested the proprietor of Hawa Pharmacy for selling fake sanitizers.
is located along Bwamba Road Fort portal municipality, Kabarole district. Demand for sanitizers in the country is high since Uganda started registering cases of the Coronavirus (COVID -19).
Mpairwe Arold, the Kabarole district drug inspector, he was alerted by two
journalists who went to buy sanitizers but later realized they were fake.
that the original sanitizer should be at least 70% alcohol content and above recommended
by world health organization and should at least not spend more than a second to
dry off which he says was not the case.
that after checking and discovering that the sanitizer was fake, he tipped police
who went and inspected the pharmacy and discovered four boxes of fake sanitizers.
He explains that
the fake sanitizers which were discovered contains water and takes long to dry,
has no alcohol content and without a Uganda National Bureau of Standards label.
//Cue: So this sanitizer..Cue out: use water."//
Mugisa, the Rwenzori West community liaisons officer who did not disclose the
identity of the arrested proprietor says upon interrogation, he revealed that
some people have been distributing the fake sanitizers to him.
The journalist who alerted the police disclosed that after buying the sanitizer at Ugs Shillings 10,000 and realizing it was not
effective, inquisitively asked the woman who sold it to him only to be told that
it was a new brand on the market.
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The Kabarole Resident
district commissioner, Steven Asiimwe has cautioned public to be conscious on
fake drugs and sanitizers and vowed to arrest all the people involved in the