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Mbale City to Pass Ordinance on Food Safety

25 July, 2023

Authorities in Mbale City have are to pass an ordinance on food safety.

This was revealed at a Food Parliament organized by Food Rights Alliance (FRA) in conjunction with Rikolto East Africa and Global Consumer Centre. The Food Parliament was held at Mbale Courts View Hotel.

Dr. Aaron Mulyanyuma a senior assistant town clerk who represented the Mbale City Clerk, Ambrose Ochen at the Food Parliament said that both Industrial City and Northern City Division will start a process of drafting an ordinance on food safety that will then be taken up by the mother body, Mbale City. According to Mulyanyuma, an ordinance will streamline the work of all stakeholders in the food value chain with an aim of having a City where safe food is consumed.

Lucky Brian Wamboka the head of programmes at Food Rights Alliance (FRA) has welcomed the plan to have an ordinance and says they will work hand in hand with Mbale City to make it a model urban area for good food.