The Executive Director of the National Consumer Protect Network Moses Togba says the organization’s attention has been drawn to the rampant sale of rice unfit for consumption to the public.
Addressing a news conference in Monrovia, Togba said following a recent discovery of spoiled rice on the market, further investigation has unearthed that one of the major importers of the commodity Supplying West Africa Trading (SWAT) is allegedly involved in the practice, ignoring the health danger it poses to the public.
He said members of the National Consumer Protect Network are worried about the health condition of the Liberian people, most of whom are buying the spoiled rice on the market because they cannot afford to buy a cup of rice for LD 30.00.
He said following the discovery of the spoiled rice, executives of the organization immediately went to the management of the company to ascertain reasons for the importation of the commodity, knowing fully that it is unfit for human consumption, but the SWAT management denied it is involved in the importation of rotten rice.
Togba said when they requested the management to open one of its warehouses in which over 90, 000 bags of rice are being stored, it refused, telling them to do anything they wish. When this paper contacted the company general manager only identified as George, he denied the allegation and similarly told this paper to report whatever it chooses.