Mozambican government improves signage at Maputo port
The Kulaya operation launched on Monday aims to sensitise entrepreneurs to good business practices, among them marketing products labelled in Portuguese.
But entrepreneurs say it will be difficult to comply with the decision, and INAE inspector Rita Freitas says the body will not remove products which contravene the new guidelines from the shelves immediately.
Freitas explains that economic agents are not complying with the legislation and adds that large importers are already in a position to supply products with labelling in Portuguese.
The Kulaya operation this week took the INAE and other institutions through supermarkets, where they found several products without labelling in Portuguese, or even without any labelling at all.
Customers say they welcome the measure because they often buy products without knowing what the label says.
The Kulaya pilot operation will inspect establishments in Vladimir Lenine, Eduardo Mondlane, Karl Marx and Emília Daússe Avenues and urge shopkeepers to compliance with the regulations.