The Standard, Pg: 26 Distributors raises red flag over increased contraband batteries

Chloride Exide Limited has decried the influx of dealers selling contraband batteries in Kenya.

The distributor wants the government to license dealers to enable monitoring of fake batteries and solar panels into the country. According to Coast Regional Manager Sheikh Margubail, the presence of fake products and dealers has highly affected the industry, as customers end up buying fake products. He has called on the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to register all persons dealing with energy related products to ensure accountability to the customers on the products sold.

Business Beat, Pg: 5  New department set up to standardise State advertising

Beginning February 2015, all Government advertising will be channeled through new media advertising as the National Treasury moves in to curb wastage in advertising. All ministries and public companies, county governments and foreign missions will be required to submit their advertising and public notices to the new unit, which will then decide whether to place the advert in the print media or the online platform. The State’s current advertising spending is around Shs6 billion. This move follows amendments that were done in March this year requiring State organisations to advertise in an online platform as opposed to the previous regulations that required the adverts to be run on two national papers.