Thursday, 18 March 2010
Kenyan campaigners anxious
"Since the birth of the Anti-Counterfeit Agency in January (Afro Leo thinks December), we are yet to see or feel any action against producers of fake goods which continue to find their way into the Kenyan market. Counterfeits are increasingly dominating the country’s retail network and in the process stifling the growth of the manufacturing sector (ed - for the extent of the problem have a peek here). We acknowledge the fact that it takes a bit of time to set up a fully-fledged secretariat to serve an institution such as the anti-counterfeit agency but, nevertheless, the establishment of the body should be expedited quickly to give impetus to the fight against counterfeits in Kenya." (Business Daily Africa). Readers interested in background reading are invited to read David's post here.