By Benjamin Jumbe
The government is committed to fully implementing the ban on polythene packaging material commonly known as Kavera.
The assurance is given by the state minister for environment Dr Mary Goretti Kitutu at a time government is accused of dragging its feet on implementation of the ban unlike Kenya which has fully implemented it.
Kitutu says the ban is still on but quickly adds that some final consultations are being worked on with the ministry of trade before full implementation is rolled out.
Implementation of the ban has been dodged with fights between manufacturers, traders, various government ministries and agencies.