The Weighing and Measures Agency (WMA) has alerted cotton farmers in the Lake Zone against unscrupulous agents who tamper with weighing scales.
WMA director of technical services Stella Kahwa said the agency found out that many agents had tampered with weighing devices. Ms Kahwa said out of 191 weighing scales inspected by the agency in in 2014 and 2015 74 had been tampered with.
She added that 839 agents hid their weighing scales to avoid the inspection raising fears that cotton farmers could be victims of an understated problem.
The survey was conducted in Simiyu, Shinyanga, Geita, Mwanza and Simiyu regions.
Credit: All Africa