Govt warns against misuse of chemicals

Government warns against misuse of chemicals used in industries noting that they are a potential threat to the population if not well managed.

The Permanent Secretary ministry of gender labor and social development Pius Bigirmana says if not well managed chemicals might land in the hands of terrorists who might in turn use them to carry out terror attacks.

While closing the one week Chemical Energy Response, planning and management conference for EAC states at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Bigirimana attributed the continued acid attacks in the country to mismanagement of  chemicals noting that companies, industries and suppliers of these chemicals should use them for the right purposes.

Bigirimana notes that as part of measures to regulate the use of chemicals, a bill is in the offing and currently at the cabinet level

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Wycliffe Sebunya

May 15 2015