Kigali: East African country, Rwanda, has officially banned skin lightening and bleaching products. According to a CNN report, the Rwandan government is sending officials across the country to enforce the ban.
The country is leading a campaign against skin bleaching and substandard cosmetics, particularly products that include hydroquinone."It is being implemented by the Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Food and Drug Authority and the Rwanda Standards Board," Simeon Kwizera, the public relations and communications officer for the board told CNN.
"Operations are being conducted by technical people," he said. "The police is there to oversee only and make sure that all operations are being conducted in a safe way."(UNI)