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The National Inspection of Economic Activities (INAE) collected just over 18 million meticais in fines from commercial establishments throughout the country in the first half of the current year. This is less than the amount collected last year, when this inspectorate collected about 30 million meticais from 463 businesses.
In total, the INAE inspected 9,716 businesses during the period in question, or 41% of the planned annual goal of 23,301 establishments. Compared to 2018, the number of establishments inspected fell. In the same period last year, 10,175 of a total of 24,151 anticipated inspections took place.
According to INAE spokeswoman Virgínia Muianga, this year’s activities resulted in the suspension of 55 businesses, against 66 in the first half of 2018. During the period under review, the INAE discovered out-of-date products valued at 6,253,125 meticais, against 5,855,282 meticais in the same period last year.
Virginia Muianga said that the institution received 374 complaints in the first half of 2019, compared with 426 in 2018. She said that the reduction in the number of suspensions as well as fines was due to the fact that there had been greater compliance, especially as regards basic hygiene.
“The agents are complying with INAE guidelines and have begun to consider hygiene issues, hence the reduction in the number of establishments closed,” she said.Source: Savana