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Pure water producers to face hard times in Anambra

BY ENYIM ENYIM & CHIDI NKWOPARA

Producers of sachet and bottled water whose products do not meet the standard of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, may face hard times as Anambra State House of Assembly has moved for the closure of such industries.

This came as the Registrar, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council, EHORC, Mr. Augustine Ebisike, said government would save a lot of money currently being spent on purchasing drugs, if environmental cleanliness was given top priority.

Chairman of the Anambra House Committee on Health, Dr. Emeka Anaebonam, stated this while addressing reporters after an oversight function of the committee to some producers of sachet and bottled water in the state.

” Today, we visited bottled water producing industries in the state and we found out that none of them has met the standard of NAFDAC in terms of quality products they dish out to the general public.
“After visiting all the water industries in Anambra State, we would write our report and recommend those that should be closed down,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Registrar, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council, EHORC, Mr. Augustine Ebisike, has said government would save a lot of money being currently spent on purchasing drugs, if environmental cleanliness was given top priority.
Ebisike stated this in Owerri during the opening of a five-day training programme organised for members of the council.

 


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